Carver Hawkeye Arena
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- 2021 Live Mas Student Section Challenge
The Hawks Nest is the Official Student Section of the Iowa Hawkeyes. We strive to be the most energetic and passionate students in the country while supporting our Division 1 athletic teams. Our goal is to bring excitement to fans and intimidation to opponents. We create a rowdy atmosphere while maintaining respect and sportsmanship.
WIN. GRADUATE. DO IT RIGHT.
STUDENT SECTION SEATING MAP
STUDENT SECTION SEATING MAP
Travel along Melrose Avenue to find the perfect turkey leg, Hawkeye Swag and maybe your new best friend. Afterward, come hangout at the Official Hawkeye Tailgate located on the south side of Kinnick Stadium in the Krause Family Plaza and opens to all fans 3-hours prior to kickoff.
In a tradition started by former Coach Hayden Fry, players interlock arms and take the field as a team. The fans turn into a frenzy as AC/DC's Back In Black blares.
Prior to the opening kickoff, students remove their keys, shoes, or whatever else they can think of and raise them in the air, violently shaking them.
At the end of the first quarter, fans and players turn and wave to the patients of the Stead Family Children's Hospital. This is pegged annually as one of the best traditions in college football.
Following every score, each corner of the stadium participates in the I-O-W-A chat where each section is challenged to yell their letter louder than the rest. The chant starts in the student section with "I" and continues around the stadium, often lasting through the start of the next play.
Hawkeye Marching Band
The Hawkeye Marching Band puts on a pre-game concert one hour and 15-minutes prior to each game. The concert is free to all fans and takes place at the Recreation Building (indoor track). About 20-minutes before kickoff, the Hawkeye Marching Band takes the field for their pre-game performance and again at halftime.
Hawkeye Victory Polka
After each victorious outcome, the marching band plays their rendition of 'In Heaven There is No Beer' as fans sing along joyously.
Know Before You Go
Kinnick gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Parking lots open 6 hours prior to kickoff, but no earlier than 6 A.M.
Kinnick can draw quite a large crowd. This inevitably slows down the internet speed around the stadium. We encourage all fans to make sure they have their ticket downloaded to their phone prior to arrival.
Kinnick has implemented many security measures for fan safety. The list of approved items includes the following: Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″, Clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5", Factory-sealed water bottles or empty refillable bottles, Blankets and seat cushions, and Food items that are in a clear storage bag.
All students should use gate B as their entry point to the games. This entrance is directly below the student section or on the southwest portion of the stadium. Remember your University ID!
Men’s basketball and football season tickets go on sale in mid June through the student ticket portal. Following season ticket sales, select public general admission tickets may be available through the portal at a later date. All other sports will have ticket options available closer to the start of their respective season.
Some games may have general admission tickets available to students at a later date. Keep your eye on the student ticket portal for these extra tickets.
Student tickets are dispersed in mid to late August through the email provided during checkout, not immediately following your transaction. If you still need assistance please call 1-800-IA-Hawks or email Tickets@HawkeyeSports.com
Sports outside men’s basketball and football are free to students. However, sports including softball and baseball, women’s gymnastics, women’s basketball, wrestling and volleyball require students to claim a ticket. To obtain these tickets visit your student ticket portal.
For season ticket holders, including students, all championship and bowl tickets will be available on Hawkeyesports.com soon after announcement of the matchup. All other ticket purchases will have to be made through third party sites such as StubHub, the Official Fan-to-Fan ticket marketplace of the Iowa Hawkeyes.