UCF quarterback Blake Bortles (5) is pressured by defensive lineman Deion Green (47) during fourth quarter action of a spring game in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, April 13, 2013. (Joshua C. Cruey\Orlando Sentinel) (Joshua C. Cruey / Orlando Sentinel / April 13, 2013)
Orlando Sentinel's Paul Terorio talks with FOX35 about UCF season opener in Ireland.
UCF has finalized an agreement to play Penn State in Ireland in 2014, a source with knowledge of the deal told the Sentinel.
Organizers will make an official announcement with details about the game on Sunday, the source said. The game will be played at Croke Park in Dublin.
Travel packages for fans will be unveiled in conjunction with Sunday's announcement.
Croke Park has a history dating back more than 100 years. Located in north Dublin, the stadium has a capacity of 82,300 and is home of the Gaelic games.
Knights coach George O’Leary has spoken publicly about the trip, noting during a fan event in May that the game would be “a great experience for our program, great experience for the university and a great experience for the fan base.”
UCF officials previously traveled to Dublin in May to meet with organizers and finalize the deal to play Penn State overseas, a trip and game they believe will create a buzz both inside the UCF community and nationally.
Notre Dame defeated Navy, 50-10, in Aviva Stadium in 2012 in front of an announced crowd of 48,820 fans.