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'Farmageddon' Moves Overseas to Ireland for 2025


One of college football's most entertaining, yet unsung, rivalry games will garner the international spotlight in 2025 as the annual "Farmageddon" rivalry game between Kansas State and Iowa State will be played in Dublin, Ireland as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.


Playing at Dublin's Aviva Stadium, the 2025 edition of "Farmageddon" between the Wildcats and Cyclones will be the first matchup of Big 12 Conference teams outside of the U.S, and the 10th time an American football game has been played in Ireland. This season's Aer Lingus Classic will feature Georgia Tech taking on Florida State on Aug. 24.


"We are thrilled to welcome Iowa State and Kansas State to Dublin for the 2025 Aer Lingus Classic," said John Anthony, Co-Founder of the Aer Lingus Classic and Executive VP, Collegiate of On Location. "Kicking off the season with this classic Big 12 Conference rivalry game will bring a heightened level of excitement to another expected sellout Aviva Stadium."


It will be the first-ever game for Iowa State outside of the U.S. and will be the second time Kansas State has played overseas. The Wildcats previously played the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Tokyo, Japan during the 1992 season, losing 38-24. It will also be the 109th meeting between the teams with Iowa State holding a narrow record advantage of 53-50-4.


History of the Aer Lingus Classic

The 2024 Aer Lingus Classic will mark the third consecutive season a game has been played in Ireland since the series was announced.


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Previously, Northwestern beat Nebraska 31-28 in 2022 and Notre Dame defeated Navy 42-3 in 2023. Although the 2026 matchup has yet to be set, Pittsburgh will face Wisconsin in 2027.


Anthony said the Wildcats and Cyclones were attractive participants for the 2025 game.


"This matchup was selected because of the high-quality play of both teams, as well of their passionate fan bases that follow them," he said.

International Audience

This is a great opportunity for both programs in an ever-changing college football landscape. The exposure will be great for these universities that has been viewed as smaller programs from the Big 12 in the Midwest, but it is expected that every one of those 47,000 seats in Aviva Stadium will be filled with Purple and Cardinal Red.




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