May 12, 2005
- 2005 National I-Club Spring Banquet Tour
- Follow the Renovation of Kinnick!
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: The Game Story
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Photos from the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Notes from the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Statistics from the game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Video Highlights from the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Listen to the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Watch Mediacom’s Pre-Game Special
- The Schedule: 2005 and Beyond
- Order your 2004 Iowa Football Instant Replay DVD
- 2005 FanFest: Photo Gallery
More than 1 million pages have been downloaded from kinnickrenovation.com, the official world wide web site tracking the progress of the multi-million dollar renovation of historic Kinnick Stadium.
The site reached that milestone shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday. As of 7:30 p.m., 1,003,043 pages had been downloaded by 64,871 unique visitors during 148,122 different visits. kinnickrenovation.com went live on Sunday, Feb. 6, and has been providing friends and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes who are also interested in the progress being made on the two-year, $89 million renovation of the UI’s football facility on a 24/7/365 basis ever since.
“We had little doubt that the site would prove to be popular among our fans. I suspect it will only grow in popularity as the progress of the renovation project moves along and the 2005 season approaches,” said Rick Klatt, the UI’s associate athletics director for external affairs.
Klatt said there’s little doubt about what makes the site attractive – timely content. “The web is all about content and, particularly, exclusive content that is timely. kinnickrenovation.com is often first and is often exclusive,” said Klatt
“We had little doubt that the site would prove to be popular among our fans. I suspect it will only grow in popularity as the progress of the renovation project moves along and the 2005 season approaches.”
UI Associate Athletic Director Rick Klatt
“Of course, we shouldn’t ignore the obvious. It helps immensely that the facility is also home to one of the nation’s most successful college football programs in recent years.”
Klatt said the broad category of “content” includes two webcams that have been installed by UI Facilities Management. One tracks the progress of the south grandstand and the second – which went live last week – tracks the progress on the new press box.
“Both are extremely popular and important for a large number of reasons including, quite obviously, the fact that each provides fans with the opportunity to see exactly what is happening at any moment in time,” said Klatt.
Klatt said fans can continue to expect the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to use kinnickstadium.com as a means to disseminate official and comprehensive information related to the renovation and, of course, lots of pictures.
“Quite honestly, we could add 100 new photographs of the project into the photo gallery of kinnickstadium.com each day and not satisfy the curiosity and interest of a good number of our fans. They love the stadium, they love the Hawkeyes and they are simply very, very interested in the project,” said Klatt.
Fans of the Hawkeyes are also reminded that tickets to the home games of the 2005 Iowa football team are now on sale. For more information about season tickets and three-game ticket packages to the home games of the 2005 Iowa Hawkeyes, click HERE.
To review the Hawkeyes’ 2005 schedule, click HERE.