Steelers want to play a regular season game in Ireland

The Steelers have recently been awarded marketing rights for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and one of the things they want to market is a regular season fixture on that side of the Atlantic.

Pittsburgh played a preseason game at Dublin’s Croke Park in 1997 and Steelers director of business development and strategy Daniel Rooney said one of the team’s goals is to return for a more meaningful game.

“Our long-term ambitions are to play a match in Ireland,” Rooney said via the Associated Press. “As we go through the process, we will evaluate all options.”

The Steelers’ connections to Ireland extend beyond marketing deals and a preseason game. The late Dan Rooney owned the Steelers while he was the US Ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2012.

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