Shamrock Rovers To Move Europa League Tie Vs. Tottenham To Aviva Stadium?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 18: A general view of the Stadium during the England Captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Yesterday marked perhaps the greatest day in the history of Irish club football, as Dublin club Shamrock Rovers became the first Irish team to ever qualify for the group stage in a European competition. And today they found out who they will be facing in this stage, as they were grouped with Rubin Kazan, PAOK, and of course, Tottenham Hotspur.

Facing this unprecedented tie with Tottenham, Shamrock Rovers seem that they will pull out all the stops to make the game a memorable one. According to reports, Rovers will move their home tie versus Spurs away from their home 6,000-seat Tallaght Stadium to the 51,700-seat Aviva Stadium, where the national football and rugby teams play their matches.

Obviously, this would be a fantastic move. The Aviva Stadium is only a year old and has established itself as one of Europe's top arenas. It shined when hosting the 2011 Europa League final.

The Tottenham away support could probably fill the Tallaght Stadium by themselves, so the bigger Aviva Stadium will accomodate what should be a huge home attendance for Shamrock and energetic away support from Tottenham. We all know how well Spurs Supporters travel, and the prospect of a quick trip to Dublin should make it a top attended away fixture this year.

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