Get Your Iowa Football Tickets!

April 14, 2005

The University of Iowa’s Presidential Committee on Athletics approved the prices for tickets to home games of the 2005 UI football team recommended by the UI Athletic Department Thursday at the monthly meeting of the PCA.

The approval means that season tickets for purchase by the general public (six games, $280 per season ticket), UI faculty and staff (six games, $225) and UI students (six games, $120) will go on sale Friday.

2004 general public and UI faculty and staff season ticket customers will receive their 2005 season ticket renewal forms in the mail next week. Those fans of the Hawkeyes can elect to renew their season ticket online at, the official World Wide Web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Fans of the Hawkeyes can also renew their season tickets or place a new season ticket order over the telephone by calling 1-800 IA-HAWKS or in person at the UI Athletic Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, in addition to online at

2004 season ticket customers have until May 27 to renew their purchase and retain their ticket priority.

Fans of the Hawkeyes have three options when it comes to how to purchase their 2005 season tickets: online at, by phone (1-800 IA-HAWKS) and in-person at the UI Athletic Ticket Office at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The UI Athletic Department will offer three-game mini-packages beginning April 28. Fans will be able to select their own combination of games from three different groups. The price of a three-game ticket package will be $148 if it includes a ticket to the Iowa-Michigan football game or $138 if it does not include the Iowa-Michigan game.

Single-game tickets priced at $48 each for five of Iowa’s six home games will go on sale on July 14. That group of games includes the Hawkeyes’ 2005 season opener Sept. 3 against Ball State, their Sept. 17 date with Northern Iowa, and their games against Big Ten Conference rivals Illinois (Oct. 1, Homecoming), Indiana (Oct. 15, UI Family Weekend) and Minnesota (Nov. 19, Fan Appreciation Day.

Tickets to Iowa’s home game Oct. 15 against Michigan will cost $60 each and will go on sale July 19 if available.

Discount-priced tickets for boys and girls high school age and younger will be available for four of Iowa’s home games: Ball State and Northern Iowa at a cost of $20 per ticket per game, and Indiana and Minnesota at a cost of $25 per ticket per game. There is a limited quantity of youth tickets available for each of the four games.

UI students, both current and those new to the UI next fall, will be able to purchase their six-game season ticket at a cost of $120 prior to the start of 2005 fall semester classes. The cost of a student season ticket increases to $138 on purchases made after classes begin.

The UI Athletic Department plans no public sale of tickets for Iowa’s games at Iowa State, Ohio State or Wisconsin. The 2004 season ticket customers will purchase the limited quantities made available to the UI for those events. The UI plans to put tickets for Hawkeye games at Purdue (Oct. 8) and Northwestern (Nov. 11) on sale April 30.

Iowa’s 2005 home schedule includes non-conference games against Ball State and Northern Iowa, and games against Big Ten rivals Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota.

Discounted tickets for groups of 30 or more are available for Iowa’s games against Ball State, Northern Iowa, Indiana, and Minnesota. Groups interested in purchasing tickets to the Illinois and Michigan games will pay full price and will be required to utilize Hawkeye Village, the UI’s corporate hospitality area, as a location for its pre-game tailgating activities.

UI officials are anticipating the opportunity to move Hawkeye Village from its current location east of Cretzmeyer Track on US Highway 6 to the UI’s Grant Field located just west of the Iowa Baseball Field. That facility will be available if construction of the new Grant Field – the home of Iowa’s nationally ranked field hockey program – to be located west of the UI Athletics Hall of Fame and east of the UI soccer field is completed and ready for play in August.

UI officials expect increases in all three types of season tickets to increase for the fourth consecutive year. That fact, combined with the loss of approximately 800 tickets in the south endzone as a result of the ongoing renovation of Kinnick Stadium and the surge in interest in the program as a result three straight January bowl game appearances will likely result in brisk sales.

“We are very excited about the state of our football program and so, too, are our fans. We’ve enjoyed some success and are optimistic that we can continue to have success,” said UI Director of Athletics Bob Bowlsby, who added that increases in ticket prices are “always the last option to find the funds necessary to continue the operations of our sports programs at the level our fans have come to expect.”

Three-game ticket packages will go on sale later this month. Single-game sales will begin in July, if tickets are available.

Fan seeking additional information about tickets to the home games of the 2005 Iowa football team can visit or call the UI Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800 IA-HAWKS.

Iowa Football 2005
Season Ticket Purchase Options

If you were a Iowa football season ticket holder in 2004 and would like to renew your season tickets for the 2005 season online, click HERE.

If you did not purchase Iowa football season tickets in the past and want to purchase Iowa football season tickets for the 2005 season, click HERE.

Current UI students who would like to order their 2005 UI student season ticket online can click HERE.

If you want to purchase your 2005 Iowa football season tickets in person, click HERE for information like telephone numbers, hours of operation and location for the UI Athletic Ticket Office.