Game Day!

Oct. 14, 2004

So, you headin’ to Kinnick Saturday for the big game? Here’s some information that will help you plan for a great day with the Hawkeyes and a sellout crowd of 70,300 friends and fans.

A reminder: Kickoff is set for shortly after 2:30 p.m. Iowa time inside historic Kinnick Stadium. It’s going to be a great game…be bold, wear gold! And be proud, get loud!

Please remember to make certain you have your game tickets. The UI Athletic Department can not issue duplicate tickets on game day and the game is a sellout. Sorry…no game ticket, no entry.

Remember to remember your game tickets … the Iowa women tip practice at 9 … action heats up in the Rally Alley at noon … and get to Kinnick early for the 2:30 kick!

Click HERE for a comprehensive list of useful game-day information.

Click below for a PDF file of the parking areas around Kinnick Stadium reserved for use by members of the National I-Club.

Kinnick Parking 2004 map in PDF Format
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Inside Kinnick
The following items are not allowed inside Kinnick 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.

Only small (approximately 8 ½ x 11″ in size) purses, fanny packs, binocular cases, blankets and seat cushions are 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 any patron entry.

Game-Day Parking
University parking lots used for parking this Saturday’s football game will open at 7 a.m. Please remember that the overwhelming majority of parking adjacent to Kinnick Stadium is reserved parking unavailable to those without the proper parking pass. If you are coming to Kinnick Stadium from the east, you should consider parking at Hancher Auditorium and taking the free shuttle to and from Kinnick Stadium, or consider parking in a variety of University parking lots on the east side of the Iowa River and walking to the stadium.

If you are traveling from the west or north or south, you should consider parking at Finkbine Golf Course, the UI Athletics Hall of Fame, or Finkbine Commuter parking lots and walking to the stadium. Patrons may also elect to park in the Hawkeye Commuter parking lot west of the UI Athletics Hall of Fame and north of West High School and use the complimentary shuttle to and from Kinnick Stadium.

You might consider riding the Hawkeye Express to the game. Fans “Taking the Train to the Game” park for free in lots near Coral Ridge Mall and ride in luxury to the game on the rails…all for just $5! The first departure for Kinnick Saturday is scheduled for noon.

Hawkeye Express Location Map in PDF format
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Entering Kinnick
We suggest you begin making your way to Kinnick Stadium from your pre-game activities no later than 1:15 p.m. We also suggest you enter the gate at Kinnick Stadium that is printed on your game ticket. It is the most direct route to your seat.

Many special activities are available for your enjoyment before and during the game. Before the game you are invited to listen to the UI Marching Band’s practice inside the Kenyon Practice Field and its official “pre-game pre-game” show inside the UI Recreation Building. You are invited to visit with personalities of the Hawkeye Radio Network and select UI coaches and student-athletes at the Hawkeye Rally Alley located at the north end of the Kenyon Practice Facility immediately south of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa’s women’s basketball team will open its first practice of the 2004-05 season to the public. Coach Lisa Bluder’s squad will take the court in Carver-Hawkeye at 9 a.m. and will continue their workout until approximately noon when the team will then make its way to the Hawkeye Rally Alley.

And, finally, don’t forget to join the fun of Herky on Parade during your visit. They’re creative. They’re fun. They’re whimsical. And, they are also part of the celebration of our great stadium and its rich college football tradition.

Please Note
Friends and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes are advised that state law prohibits hard liquor consumption or possession of an opened bottle of hard liquor on public property which includes all University of Iowa parking lots. University Police may empty any opened visible bottle of hard liquor and may issue citations in accordance with state law.

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And, Finally…
It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts for your favorite fan of the Hawkeyes. Here’s a couple links to some brand new ideas that may of some interest to you plus a link to the Official Iowa Hawk Shop.

Kinnick Stadium: A Hero’s Tribute. This special DVD is a great stocking stuffer! Click HERE for more information.

Tickets to Iowa men’s basketball, women’s basketball and wrestling events make great gifts, too! Click HERE for more information and to order yours online.

Shop the Official Iowa Hawk Shop for all your black-and-gold needs…click HERE to go shopping there.