An Icelandic volcano could put a halt to the UCF-Penn State game scheduled to kickoff in Ireland on August 30, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
A volcano called Bárðarbunga erupting has increased in recent days and the Icelandic Meteorological Office has raised the eruption risk level to orange, the second-highest level before eruption being imminent or in progress.
Even though Ireland is not Iceland, the ash from the eruption could spread throughout Northern Europe, canceling all flights in the area. In 2010, ash from an Icelandic volcano cancelled 100,000 flights in Europe at a $1.7 billion cost.
“Presently there are no signs of eruption, but it cannot be excluded that the current activity will result in an explosive subglacial eruption, leading to an outburst flood and ash emission,” the Met Office said in a statement.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, UCF officials are aware of the volcano and are monitoring the situation.
Also, reporter Travis Johnson tweeted that Penn State officials and the Gaelic Athletic Association are aware of the situation and the airline alerts.