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Cyclone football heading to Ireland for 2025 clash with Kansas State

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‘Farmageddon’ is leaving the Midwest, at least for a season.

Iowa State and Kansas State will play in Dublin, Ireland to kick off the 2025 season in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. The programs announced the news Wednesday on social media.

The game between the two Big 12 rivals will take place on August 23, 2025 in Aviva Stadium . This will be the 108th meeting between the Cyclones and Wildcats. This next year, the two teams end their seasons against each other on November 30 in Ames.

“We are extremely grateful for this opportunity presented to us by Aer Lingus to provide the young men in our football program an unrivaled educational, cultural and athletic experience,” Jamie Pollard, Iowa State’s Director of Athletics said.

“Iowa State fans enjoy a tremendous reputation for following the Cyclones wherever they play, and we look forward to seeing them travel with us to The Emerald Isle for the 2025 season-opener.”

This game will mark the first time Iowa State will kickoff the season with a conference game since 1997.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the Big 12 Conference to play one of its classic rivalries on a global stage while showcasing our University and its football program,” ISU head coach Matt Campbell said. “We are honored that Aer Lingus selected the Cyclones to participate in this prestigious game, which will afford a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our student-athletes to experience international travel while also helping to grow the game of college football outside of the United States.”

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