Ireland to play friendly against England at the Aviva Stadium next summer 8 years ago

Ireland to play friendly against England at the Aviva Stadium next summer

Granted, it’s a bit early to get excited about just yet, but we’re certainly marking the date in the calendar already.

The FAI today confirmed that England will make a historic first visit to the Aviva Stadium for a friendly international against Ireland on June 7 next year.

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The game was announced to promote the FAI season ticket for 2014/15, which will include Ireland’s home matches in the Euro 2016 qualification campaign as well as the friendly clash with England that will almost certainly be played in front of a full house on Lansdowne Road.

The six-match season ticket package at Aviva Stadium goes on sale today through ticketmaster.ie and prices start at €54 for children under-16, €138 for adults and from €318 for families (for 2 adults and 2 children), providing holders with the best available seats. The season ticket package also includes benefits such as free attendance at the FAI Ford Cup Final and priority ticketing for away matches; for more details on what exactly is on offer, click here.

As for the England game itself, clashes between the Boys in Green and the auld enemy have been rare enough in recent years; last year’s meeting at Wembley was the first time they had met since the infamous encounter in Dublin in 1995, which had to be abandoned due to riots at Lansdowne Road.

It’s a long way away yet, of course, but when it does come around, another effort like this from Shane Long certainly wouldn’t go amiss…

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