Football Gameday

Entry Gates

Diagram of the sections inside Kinnick Stadium

Entry into Kinnick Stadium is only allowed via Gates A, B, H, I, and M.

Gate A: South end of the stadium

Gate B: Southwest corner of the stadium

Gate M: Southeast corner of the stadium

Gate H: Northwest corner of the stadium

Gate I: Northeast corner of the stadium



Accessibility Statement
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office.

Accessible Entrances and Elevators
To access the accessible seats in the north end zone, please utilize the two accessible entrances with elevators located off of Evashevski Drive on the north side of Kinnick Stadium. All other accessible seats are located on the concourse level and are accessible from any of the gates.

Accessible Seating
ADA accessible seating, as well as companion seating, is available at Kinnick Stadium. People with mobility impairment who require accessible seating are permitted to purchase tickets for accessible seats. This may include people who use wheelchairs, those who use other mobility devices, and people who cannot climb steps or walk long distances. Tickets for accessible seats may be sold to individuals who require accessible seating themselves or to someone purchasing on their behalf. Accessible seating can be purchased through the UI Athletics Ticket Office.

ADA Parking/Shuttles
For information related to ADA Parking and Shuttles, please visit Parking ADA.

Assisted Listening Devices
Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) are available for check-out at Guest Services located in the south Concourse near Section 213 next to the First Aid Station.

Closed Captioning
Closed captioning is available on the video boards on the north and south ends of the stadium.

Service Animals
Service animals are permitted inside Iowa Athletics facilities for all games and events. Pets are prohibited.

Allowed Items


  • Blankets and seat cushions (without back support)
  • Factory-sealed water bottles or empty, refillable bottles – Limit one (1), and no larger than one (1) gallon.

Items allowed after proper inspection at any gate:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • Binocular cases
  • Breast pumps (for nursing mothers; bags subject to search and will be tagged at gate)

below for more information on available lactation areas.

  • Clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (with or without a handle or strap)
  • Diaper bag (items are subject to search and will be tagged at gate)
  • Food items that are in a clear storage bag (Ziploc or similar – no larger than one [1] gallon)
  • Medically necessary items (items are subject to search and will be tagged at gate)
  • One-gallon clear plastic bag (Ziploc or similar)

See also: Prohibited Items

Cashless Concessions & Parking

All concession stands are cashless. Only credit or debit cards will be accepted.

Twenty concession stands are located throughout the concourse of Kinnick Stadium.

All day-of-game parking locations are cashless. Credit cards will be the only accepted form of payment on game days.


  • Personal chairbacks are prohibited
  • Reserve a chairback in advance or rent one on gameday. Supplies are limited. Reservations are recommended.
  • To reserve a chairback, or if your chairback needs maintenance contact:
  • Single game chairback rentals are available on gameday for $15, while supplies last
  • Customer Service booths will be available on gameday at the following locations: Gate H, Gate I, and Gate M
Clear Bag Policy

Please follow the instructions of security personnel and event management staff at each gate. All guests will be subject to security screening prior to entry inside Kinnick Stadium, along with inspection of all approved clear bags and carry-in items.

Purses, handbags, backpacks, and cinch bags will NOT be permitted. In order to provide the safest environment possible, the University of Iowa limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into Kinnick Stadium on gameday.

What color do I wear to the game?

2024 season theme games will be announced closer to the beginning of the season.


All concession stands are cashless. Only credit or debit cards will be accepted.

Twenty concession stands are located throughout the concourse of Kinnick Stadium.

FREE Hydration stations are located at Section 102 and 120.

Fan Code of Conduct

To ensure that all patrons have a pleasant game day experience, each patron should act responsibly and be considerate of others. Ticket holders should also be sensitive to the behavior of their guests. The following acts or types of behavior by any stadium visitor, employee or ticketed patron will not be tolerated:

  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, or illegal in nature.
  • Possessing and/or concealing a firearm, explosives or other weapons (weapons carried with permits are also prohibited).
  • Possessing or using illegal drugs.
  • Attempting to sit in a location other than the guest’s ticketed seat.
  • Unreasonably obstructing the view of other patrons.
  • Fighting, taunting, or any action that may harm or endanger others.
  • Harassing or threatening other patrons, stadium staff, players or game officials.
  • Projecting images onto players, coaches, officials, broadcast or network employees or other sideline personnel by aiming a laser pointer, spotlight or other such device at them.
  • Intoxication or other signs of alcohol and drug impairment that result in irresponsible behavior. (Intoxicated patrons will not be admitted to the stadium.)
  • Offensive language or obscene gestures, to include the use of such language or gestures concerning a person’s race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, creed, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or national origin; or to instigate, incite or encourage a confrontation or physical assault.
  • Nudity – to include the removal of shirts, blouses and other items of apparel that may offend others.
  • Committing sexual acts or exhibiting lewd behavior.
  • Smoking or use of any kind of tobacco.
  • Liquor violations.
  • Underage consumption of alcohol.
  • Throwing objects (including beach balls).
  • Entering the sideline area or playing field (trespassing).
  • Failing to follow the instructions of stadium personnel.
  • Any other acts or behavior that, in the judgement of Athletics Event Management, poses a threat to other patrons or diminishes their enjoyment of the game.

Whether or not certain types of behavior and/or acts are inappropriate or offensive to others may depend on one’s perspective and values. Athletics Event Management reserves the right to deem an act or exhibited behavior to be inappropriate and to act accordingly.

Fans in need of assistance should contact a member of the stadium staff. Fans may also call the Gameday Hotline at 319-384-3000. You an also report issues by sending a text message to 69050; type the word Iowa followed by the issue and location.

Fans who fail to comply with stadium policies are subject to a warning, ejection or arrest. Acts such as fighting, being abusive to others, being intoxicated, throwing objects or committing other acts that may injure other patrons or disrupt the progress of the game may result in ejection and/or arrest without prior warning. Violations by ticket holders may result in the revocation of ticket privileges.

Enforcement of the Fan Code of Conduct includes all stadium parking and tailgate areas. Violations of the Fan Code of Conduct within these areas may result in loss of parking privileges.

First Aid

Two (2) first aid stations are located in the north end zone concourse near Section 133 and in the south end zone near Section 212.

Gameday Hotline

Fans in need of assistance should contact a member of the event management or security staff. Fans may also call the gameday hotline at 319-384-3000.

You can also report issues by sending a text message to 69050; type the word Iowa followed by the issue and location.

Gameday Job Opportunities

Help our home games be a success! CSC is looking for hard workers to help with our gameday security & operations at Kinnick this season:
Apply Online

Feed the Hawkeyes with Aramark! Our concessions team is also looking for employees to help out on gameday.
Apply Online

Guest Services

Guest Services is located in the south concourse of Kinnick Stadium outside Section 213, next to the Ticket Office and South First Aid Station.

Hawkeye Village

The Hawkeye Village Ticket Package includes a ticket to the selected game and access to a pre-game tailgate, which features all you can eat food, alcoholic beverages (beer & wine), non-alcoholic beverages, yard games, and music. It’s perfect for company outings, a group get-together, or a hassle-free family trip.

Purchase Tickets and Packages for Hawkeye Village.

Krause Family Plaza / Scheels Kid Zone

Krause Family Plaza is located on the south side of Kinnick Stadium, outside of Gate A. The Plaza is open to the general public prior to the game, until the Hawk Walk (two hours before kickoff). Following the Hawk Walk, Krause Family Plaza will be cleared of all fans. The plaza will then serve as an extension of Kinnick stadium, and a game ticket will be required in order to access the space.

Lactation/Nursing Mothers

Two lactation rooms are available for use inside Kinnick Stadium:

  1. Located near Section 133 in the north end zone concourse next to the North First Aid Station.
  2. Located across from Section 119 in the south end zone concourse.
Lost & Found

During the game, items will be located at the UI Police Headquarters in Section 123.

After the game, call 319-384-2797 for items.

Lost Person or Children

In the event of a lost person or child, please go to the UI Police Headquarters in Section 123 or find the nearest Iowa Athletics or security staff to assist you. You may also reach out via the gameday hotline at 319-384-3000.

Mobile Parking Passes

Mobile parking passes will be scanned on fans’ smartphones to access parking lots. Printed PDF tickets and parking passes will not be accepted on game day. Learn more about how to purchase, download, and access mobile parking passes.

To avoid issues on game day, please download and save your parking pass in advance, as venue connectivity can vary. Do not print out your mobile parking pass as printed mobile passes will not be accepted.


1) Access your parking pass(es) through My Account page at least 24 hours prior to game.

2) Download and save your pass(es) to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

3) Make sure your phone is fully charged.

4) Have your pass(es) ready to be scanned before arriving at the lot.

Posters and Promotional Materials

Visit the Promotional Materials page for up-to-date information regarding posters and schedule card availability.


2024 digital game programs will be available closer to the first game of the season.

Prohibited Items


The following items are not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium. Admission will be denied to anyone carrying the following items:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Backpacks, purses, handbags and/or cinch bags
  • Banners and signs
  • Coolers, kegs, glass containers, CamelBak or other backpack style hydration systems, or refillable water bottles over 1 gallon.
  • Footballs
  • Large lens cameras (6″ or more) or tripods
  • Noisemakers, horns, bugles or any disruptive devices
  • Non-service animals
  • Personal chairbacks
  • Strollers and car seats
  • Tobacco of any kind (including e-cigarettes)
  • Umbrellas
  • Video cameras
  • Weapons of any kind

– Iowa Athletics reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed dangerous or inhibiting the overall fan experience –

See also: Allowed Items

Re-entry Policy

Patrons will not be permitted to exit & re-enter Kinnick Stadium, including stadium exits from Krause Family Plaza and premium areas.


Any person buying tickets except from the UI Athletic Ticket Office, or through SeatGeek, the official secondary marketplace of the Iowa Hawkeyes, does so at their own risk.

The University of Iowa Police Department is urging Hawkeye fans to be aware of common ticket scams and use SeatGeek, the official ticketing partner, as the season progresses.

Most scams reported so far this season have occurred through social media websites and instant messaging platforms.

The excitement of football season should never come at the cost of your hard-earned money and safety. Keep these tips in mind when securing tickets to avoid getting scammed:

    • Buy from official sources. Purchase your tickets from the university’s official ticket office, or this year’s official ticketing partner, SeatGeek. Every ticket sold on SeatGeek for Iowa Football home games is verified and trusted, and all tickets sold are backed by SeatGeek’s Buyer Guarantee.
    • Be wary of social media sales. Avoid buying tickets from people you don’t know on social media websites or messaging apps. Scammers often create fake profiles on these platforms using fraudulent photos to advertise available tickets that do not exist.
    • Spot the signs of a scam. Scammers typically tell you to pay in a specific way. They may insist you buy gift cards, wire money, use cryptocurrency, or request payment in other ways than through a bank or credit card account (such as Venmo or Zelle). They also typically pressure you to act fast before you have time to think about their request and suspect something fishy.
    • Check ticket prices.

If you aren’t buying from an official source, research the average price for a ticket to the game you’d like to attend. If a seller is offering a ticket price that’s too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Don’t share sensitive information with strangers. Never share a photo of your student ID, driver’s license, or payment cards with a stranger, even if it’s to “verify” your identity. It could be used to steal your identity or perpetuate a scam using your name and likeness.
  • Meet in person and pay securely. Arrange to meet in a public place to exchange tickets and payment. This reduces the risk of getting scammed online. Bring a friend along for added security or consider making the exchange near a local law enforcement agency.
  • Report suspected scams. If you believe you may be a victim of a ticketing scam, you are strongly encouraged to report the crime to the University of Iowa Police Department by calling (319)335-5022.


Ticket Revocation


The University of Iowa has a long-standing history of promoting good sports-like conduct, appropriate fan behavior and providing an environment that is safe and enjoyable for all events sponsored by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. All spectators who engage in unruly or disruptive behavior, or participate in illegal conduct are subject to ejection from all athletic events. Ticket holders are responsible both for their own conduct and the conduct of those who use their tickets to gain admission to athletic events. This also applies to tickets sold on the unauthorized secondary market (internet auction site, ticket broker, etc.). Ticket holders to all University of Iowa athletic events purchase, hold and use their tickets subject to compliance with the following policy:

LETTER OF WARNING – A letter of warning may be issued by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to any ticket holder whose ticket is used to gain admission by any individual who is subsequently ejected from the event by law enforcement, security or event personnel for any reason. In the case of severe conduct or repeat ejections, the ticket purchaser’s ability to purchase tickets in the future may be restricted or revoked.

REVOCATION OF TICKET(S) – The ticket used by an individual to gain admission to an athletic event may be revoked for the remainder of that current sport season for, but not limited to, any of the following conduct or offenses committed within the confines of any University of Iowa Athletic facility:

  • Transport to a health care facility by law enforcement or EMS for incapacitation due to excessive drunkenness or the use of illegal drugs;
  • Citation or arrest for throwing objects, resisting arrest/obstruction, battery, public urination or disorderly conduct involving violent or indecent behavior;
  • Arrest for any violation of the Code of Iowa.
  • Any violation of the Iowa Athletics Fan Code of Conduct Policy.

Any such revocation of ticket(s) will include a refund of the purchase price of the ticket(s) on a pro rata basis for the remaining events included in the ticket package. In the case of repeat revocations, the ticket purchaser’s ability to purchase tickets in the future may be restricted or revoked. Questions concerning this policy should be directed to Marcus Wilson, Senior Associate Director of Athletics at 319-335-9247.


In case of severe weather, information regarding the status of the game and any voluntary or mandatory evacuations of Kinnick Stadium will be displayed on HawkVision.

Shelter Locations:

  • Indoor Track
  • Carver-Hawkeye Arena
  • Field House
  • Dental Building

Map of Kinnick Stadium shelter locations

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Kinnick Stadium’s Gameday Emergency Action Plan.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with Kinnick Stadium's Gameday Emergency Plan.

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