A spokeswoman for Ireland’s Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport has Mary Hanafin has confirmed discussions have taken place to host a NFL game in Croke Park in the Autumn.
The spokeswoman told the Irish Echo: ‘Minister Mary Hanafin would very much welcome such a move to hold a future NFL game in Ireland, which has such a proud sporting tradition.
‘There would be a great welcome for visiting fans traveling with the teams to Ireland as well as huge interest locally, and a knock on boost for Ireland from a tourism perspective.’
The NFL has moved one regular league game to Wembley Stadium in London for the last four years, leaving precedent for a clash in Croker.
Dan Rooney, whose family own the franchise the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the current US Ambassador in Dublin and could bring his Super Bowl finalists to Ireland.