Watch: Nebraska cheerleaders delight Belfast shoppers ahead of US College Football Classic

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Cheerleaders from the Northwestern University Wildcats and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers performed for shoppers in Victoria Square, Belfast ahead of August’s highly anticipated College Football Classic at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

he Northwestern University (Wildcats) will face the University of Nebraska (Cornhuskers), which will be the first time either team has traveled to play in Ireland.

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Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 24th April 2022 Pictured here at Titanic are cheerleaders for Chicago’s Northwestern Wildcats & Nebraska Cornhuskers. The two teams will face off at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 27. General tickets go on sale this Friday 29 April at www.ticketmaster.ie/touchdowndublin Photo by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 24th April 2022 Pictured here at Titanic are cheerleaders for Chicago’s Northwestern Wildcats & Nebraska Cornhuskers. The two teams will face off at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 27. General tickets go on sale this Friday 29 April at www.ticketmaster.ie/touchdowndublin Photo by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Nebraska is one of the most successful American college football teams in history, with strong Irish ties to the city of Chicago where the Wildcats are based.

A total of 18,000 American fans and 5,000 European fans are expected to travel to Dublin for the game.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 24th April 2022 Pictured here in Victoria Square are cheerleaders from the Northwestern Wildcats & Nebraska Cornhuskers.  The two teams will face off at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 27.  General tickets go on sale this Friday 29 April at www.ticketmaster.ie/touchdowndublin Photo by Jonathan Porter/PressEye


Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 24th April 2022 Pictured here in Victoria Square are cheerleaders for Chicago’s Northwestern Wildcats & Nebraska Cornhuskers. The two teams will face off at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 27. General tickets go on sale this Friday 29 April at www.ticketmaster.ie/touchdowndublin Photo by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 24th April 2022 Pictured here in Victoria Square are cheerleaders for Chicago’s Northwestern Wildcats & Nebraska Cornhuskers. The two teams will face off at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 27. General tickets go on sale this Friday 29 April at www.ticketmaster.ie/touchdowndublin Photo by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The game is expected to generate a whopping £53m for the Irish economy, with the match also being shown to a US live TV audience of 3m viewers.

The two teams will face off in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 27. General tickets go on sale this Friday 29 April on TicketMaster.ie

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