Dec. 7, 2003
After weeks of watching and waiting, the 2003 Iowa Hawkeyes accepted an offer to play in the 2004 Outback Bowl scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 1, in Tampa. Kickoff is set for shortly after 10 a.m. Iowa time/11 a.m. local (Eastern) time. The game will be televised live to a national audience by ESPN.
Coach Kirk Ferentz’s nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes – winners of nine games in 2003 and 20 of their last 25 – will square off against the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference. Florida completed the 2003 regular season with an 8-4 record that included a 6-2 mark in SEC play and victories in five of its final six games.
Coach Kirk Ferentz’s 2003 Iowa Hawkeyes will play the Florida Gators in the 2004 Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa. It’s the third straight bowl game for the Hawkeyes under Ferentz and his staff.
The 2004 Outback Bowl will be the second college football game between the University of Iowa and the University of Florida. The Gators defeated the Hawkeyes, 14-6, in the 1983 Gator Bowl.
The invitation marks the first appearance in the Outback Bowl by the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa has played two bowl games in the state of Florida – the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl against Southern Cal and the 1983 Gator Bowl.
The University of Iowa Athletic Ticket Office is currently accepting orders for tickets to the 2004 Outback Bowl from 2003 University of Iowa season ticket holders and members of the general public.
Tickets purchased through the UI Athletic Ticket Office will help the UI Athletic Department fulfill its obligation to the Outback Bowl.
Tickets purchased through the UI Athletic Ticket Office will also guarantee the fan purchasing the tickets seat locations within the “University of Iowa sections” of Raymond James Stadium.
The UI Athletic Ticket Office will fill orders for tickets to the 2004 Outback Bowl based on a customer’s bowl game ticket priority and only while supplies last.
2003 season ticket customers who placed an order for tickets to the 2004 Outback Bowl prior to the previously posted deadline for priority handling of December 3, 2003, will receive the highest priority.
There are limits to the total number of tickets fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes can purchase for the 2004 Outback Bowl. The limits are determined by a fans’ current giving status within the National I-Club.
All other levels
There is a limit as to the total number of game tickets that may be ordered by one customer. Those limits are based on the customer’s current giving status within the National I-Club.
2004 Outback Bowl game tickets will be mailed on December 17, 2003. Tickets that are not mailed will be available for pick-up at a to-be-determined location in Tampa prior to game day and on game day at the University of Iowa Will Call location at Raymond James Stadium. The exact location and dates and times for pick-up prior to game day will be announced later.
HOW TO ORDER GAME TICKETS
Tickets can be ordered via the world wide web, over the telephone, and in person.
The UI Athletic Department strongly recommends placing an order via the web. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s secure. And, it’s the most efficient means for the UI Athletic Ticket Office to manage the volume of orders for tickets to the 2004 Outback Bowl it expects to receive from friends and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
To order over the web at the online ticket office inside hawkeyesports.com, click HERE. Please note: This option is available to both 2003 season ticket and the general public.
To order by telephone, call 1-800 IA-HAWKS.
To order in person, visit the Athletic Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
PLEASE NOTE: The Athletic Ticket Office will be staffed the following hours to accommodate orders for tickets to the 2004 Outback Bowl.
Sunday, Dec. 7
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 8, through Friday, Dec. 12
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM
The 2004 Outback Bowl will be played inside 65,000-seat Raymond James Stadium located in Tampa. For more information about the stadium and its surroundings, click on the links below.
OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY OF IOWA TOUR
The University of Iowa Alumni Association will once again sponsor the official University of Iowa bowl game tour. For details, click HERE.