Aug. 25, 2004
The Throwback Game and the start of another college football season at the University of Iowa is fast approaching. Here’s the first in series of stories that will help season ticket holders and single-game ticket buyers better plan for their visit to Iowa City, the University of Iowa campus and the home of the Hawkeyes, historic Kinnick Stadium. 2004 Kinnick Stadium Policies and Information The following summarizes significant policies and other information relative to Kinnick Stadium and college football game days at the University of Iowa. It is provided to assist friends and fans who attend University of Iowa football games in their planning for their visit to Iowa City, the University of Iowa campus and the home of the Hawkeyes. Policies for football games at the University of Iowa are designed to be the most practical and functional for the capacity crowds that routinely fill Kinnick Stadium. Please Note
Patrons and ticket holders are advised that state law prohibits hard liquor consumption or possession of an opened bottle of hard liquor on public property. University Police Officers will empty any opened visible bottle of hard liquor. Persons guilty of drunkenness or of possessing or drinking intoxicants in the stadium are subject to arrest and will be ejected without refund. Only small (8 ½ x 11″) purses, fanny packs, binocular cases, blankets and seat cushions will be allowed into Kinnick Stadium. All items will be searched at specific entrance gates. Patrons are subject to search, and the University reserves the right to refuse entry. The following items are not allowed inside the stadium: bags of any size, alcoholic beverages, botas, all coolers, canned or bottled beverages (except sealed clear plastic water bottles), thermoses, back packs, kegs, banners and signs, personal seat backs, large lens cameras, tripods, umbrellas, strollers, noisemakers, horns, bugles, or any other disruptive device. These items should be left in your vehicle. Admission will be denied to anyone carrying any such items. The University reserves the right to eject anyone not adhering to stadium policies. Emergency Medical Services
Medical services are available at all UI games. If you need medical assistance, notify the nearest University Police, security officer or usher. The first aid station, staffed by a physician and nurse, is located in the middle of the south bleachers. Paramedic teams are also located in the middle of the four sides of the stadium. Patrons are reminded to dress for prevailing weather conditions and bring required prescription medication that might be needed during their visit to Kinnick Stadium. If you have health care problems or anticipate any special needs, please contact The University of Iowa Athletic Department at 319/335-9247. Kinnick Stadium Smoking Policy
The University of Iowa has a policy limiting smoking in the stadium. Smoking is prohibited in seating areas, pressbox, concourses, and the rest rooms. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only (the four marked open-air corners of the stadium). Stadium Information
– ATM’s: Located in the Northwest and Northeast corners of the stadium. – Lost and Found: Located in the check rooms under the east and west stands. Lost items may be claimed by calling 335-9410 or by inquiring in person at the Athletic Department, Facility Manager’s Office, 111 Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1020. – Lost Patrons: Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should contact University Police security or ticket-taking personnel who are located throughout the stadium or go to University Police headquarters, which is located outside the southwest corner of the stadium. – Public Address System: No announcements will be made over the public address system except for emergency situations. The public is asked not to request this service. – Public Pay Telephones: Located inside the east and west concourses near sections E and P. Also, located outside the southeast corner of the stadium. – Restrooms: Men’s and women’s rest rooms are located throughout the stadium. Porta-potties are also located around the stadium and in the parking lots. Specially equipped rest rooms for persons with disabilities are located in the northwest corner of the north stands and in the south stands adjacent to the first aid station. Prior to the gates opening, persons with disabilities can utilize the handicap accessible rest rooms by entering the stadium through the northwest, northeast, southeast, and southwest pass gates. Gate Information
All entrance gates open one and one-half hours prior to kickoff. Patrons will not be permitted to exit and re-enter Kinnick Stadium. – Student Gates: Students with a general admission ticket must enter either Gate 3 or northwest gate. Will Call Gates
– General Will Call: Southeast of stadium along Hawkins Drive
– Press Will Call: Elevator at press box
– Iowa Player Pass Gate: Gate 1 (West side of stadium)
– Iowa Prospect Pass Gate: Northwest corner of stadium
– Visiting Team Pass Gate: Southeast corner of stadium
Parking lots open at 7 am day of game. The majority of parking adjacent to Kinnick Stadium is reserved for contributors to the National I-Club who display the proper parking placard.Kinnick Society and Champions (K/C) and 1F, RV and bus parking will be located in specific areas in lot 43 west of the Recreation Building. Football parking in lot 43 west of Kinnick Stadium and the UI Recreation Building is not permitted until after 4:30 pm on Friday before games.
General public parking is available in lots and ramps located east of Hawkins Drive (east of Kinnick Stadium) as well as south Finkbine and the Finkbine commuter lot. Public parking for motor homes is available in the south Finkbine lot and Finkbine commuter lots. Parking for persons with disabilities is available in Public Ramp #2 and in the lot directly northwest of Kinnick. The parking fee will be $10 per car, $20 per motor home, and $30 per bus. Tents, tarps or canopies are not permitted if they impede foot or vehicular traffic or if they extend into additional parking space. Violators of this policy will be asked by University Police Officers to dismantle the tent, tarp, or canopy. Double-deck trailer and buses will not be permitted in parking lots. For your personal safety, the UI Athletic Department and Department of Public Safety are requesting that all beverages consumed in the parking lots be in paper or plastic drinking cups. Click HERE for maps of parking lots on the University of Iowa campus.
Game Programs, Concessions, Novelties
Game programs will be sold at numerous locations outside Kinnick Stadium. Concession stands are located throughout the stadium. Novelty items may be purchased at the Iowa Hawk Shop located on the west side of the stadium or at portable stands in various locations outside Kinnick Stadium. General Ticket Information
All persons must have a ticket. This includes infants in arms. The University of Iowa Athletic Department reserves the right to revoke tickets. Holders of tickets to UI athletic events agree to abide by stadium and University policies. Disclaimer
The University of Iowa Athletic Department is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets are issued and sold only by the UI Athletic Ticket Office or authorized ticket outlets of The University of Iowa. Persons buying tickets from sources other than the UI Athletic Ticket Office do so at their own risk. Phone Numbers of Importance
– University Police – (319) 335-5022
– Game Day University Police Headquarters – (319) 335-9383
– Athletic Ticket Office — (319) 335-9327
Duplicate Ticket Policy
The UI Athletic Ticket Office will charge full price for all duplicate tickets issued. This includes tickets that are lost, stolen, or left at home. If original tickets are returned to the UI Athletic Ticket Office, a refund will be made. This service is available only to general public and faculty and/or staff season ticket holders. Washed tickets for general public faculty and/or staff and students will be replaced without charge if the remainder is recognizable as a football ticket and the seat location can be identified. If you have any questions concerning tickets for The University of Iowa football games, please contact the UI Athletic Ticket Office at (319) 335-9327. Disability Seating
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. Please send a note with your ticket application when you order and let the Athletic Ticket Office know what your special seating needs are. If you are in need of wheelchair seating, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office – (319) 335-9327.