Aug. 28, 2004
Here’s the quick-and-dirty guide to Game Days in Iowa City. If you’re a season ticket holder or a first-time visitor to historic Kinnick Stadium, take a scan at this information before departing for Iowa City. It’s designed to make certain your afternoon with Coach Kirk Ferentz’s nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes – and 70,000 other friends and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes — is as good as it gets. 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 and may issue citations in accordance with state law. Persons guilty of drunkenness or of possessing or drinking intoxicants in the stadium are subject to arrest and will be ejected without refund. Getting to Historic Kinnick Stadium
Kinnick Stadium is located on the the University of Iowa campus, immediately south of the intersection of Hawkins Drive and Melrose Avenue in Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Here’s a map of the area immediately around the stadium. Here’s a map of the “Sports and Athletics Complex.” Finally, here’s a map of the area compliments of MapQuest.com. What to Bring With You to the Stadium
Your game tickets. The UI Athletic Department does not issue duplicate game tickets on game day. Please make certain you have your game tickets before departing for Iowa City. Only small (8 ½ x 11″ in size) 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. What Not to Bring With You to the Stadium
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. Where to Park
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. Parking lots open at 7 a.m. on game days.
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 HEREfor maps of parking lots on the University of Iowa campus.
Take the Train to the Game
Here’s a suggestion: Avoid the parking and traffic congestion near Kinnick Stadium by riding the Hawkeye Express to the game. Fans can park free and ride the luxury Hawkeye Express from nearby Coralville. A round-trip ticket costs just $5. Service begins approximately two hours continues, resumes at the start of the fourth quarter and continues until 90 minutes after the Hawkeye victory! Want more information? Click HERE.BR Be Safe
Here’s a link to some suggestions as to how to make certain your visit to historic Kinnick Stadium is a safe one. The UI Athletic Department suggests you read it thoroughly to help us in our effort to make certain all patrons attending each home game of the Hawkeyes enjoy the game to its fullest. Post-Game Plans?
Want to do a little shopping after the game? Or maybe you’d like to dine in Iowa City or Coralville before hitting the road? Maybe you need a hotel room. Check out what the area has to offer by visiting the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau online or at their locations in Coralville on First Avenue and in Coral Ridge Mall.
Don’t Forget Herky!Don’t forget to take advantage of your visit to the Iowa City/Coralville area to check out the 75-plus Herky on Parade statues that celebrate the 75th anniversary of historic Kinnick Stadium by takin’ the Hawkeye spirit to the street. Learn more about the Parade by clicking HERE.
More questions? Or maybe you have a suggestion about information that should be added to this page. Contact the UI Sports Marketing Office at (319) 335-9431.