Oct. 4, 2003
Tickets for the final home game of the 2003 Iowa Hawkeyes against Minnesota on Nov. 15 are available but moving very fast — and will move faster after Iowa’s exciting Homecoming victory, according to Dave Sandstrum, the UI’s Director of Ticket Operations.
Iowa’s games against Penn State (Oct. 25) and Illinois (Nov. 1) are sold out. Tickets to the Hawkeyes’ Nov. 15 game against Minnesota inside legendary Kinnick Stadium are selling fast.
“We have tickets for that game, but not many. Fans of the Hawkeyes who are thinking about attending that event shouldn’t delay,” Sandstrum said shortly after the Hawkeyes’ 30-27 Homecoming victory over Michigan before a sold out crowd of 70,397 in Kinnick Stadium.
Tickets can be purchased online at hawkeyesports.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes, by telephone at 1-800 IA-HAWKS, and in person at the Athletic Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the box office at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus.
The Iowa-Michigan game was the Big Ten opener for Coach Kirk Ferentz’s nationally ranked team. Iowa’s next two Big Ten home games — Oct. 25 against Penn State and Nov. 1 against Illinois — are both sold out with only a limited number of scattered single tickets available.
Iowa’s 5-1 start matches that of a year ago when the Hawkeyes marched to an 8-0 record in Big Ten play an appearance in the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl. Minnesota defeated Northwestern on Saturday to move its 2003 season record to 6-0 — the Gophers’ best start since 1960.
“It’s shaping up to be quite a game with, perhaps, a little more than Floyd of Rosedale on the line for the winner,” Sandstrum said the this year’s battle for the bronzed pig, the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Iowa-Minnesota college football game.