Rain Slows Kinnick Progress

May 18, 2005

Spring has sprung a little late in Iowa City and the rain that normally falls in April to bring May flowers hit the University of Iowa campus with regularity over the past week, slowing progress slightly at Kinnick Stadium.

Masons continue to lay brick on the new south grandstand as evidence in one of the pictures added to the photo gallery inside kinnickrenovation.com. Photos of the steel beams that are forming the skeletons of the north and south ends of the stadium’s new press box and additional slabs of concrete that will be the new parking lot immediately west of the stadium have also been added to the gallery.

Away from the site, a limited number of outdoor club seats remain available for purchase. In addition to working on that project, the UI Athletic Ticket Office staff is also working on the reallocation of season tickets in the south grandstand as a result of the relocation of the student section inside Kinnick Stadium.

Work also continues on the development side of the project with, most notably, the finishing touches being put on the grassroots campaign that will provide friends and fans of the University of Iowa and Kirk Ferentz’s nationally ranked Hawkeyes an opportunity to support the $89 million renovation project.

Also, fans of the UI’s varsity men’s and women’s tennis, field hockey and soccer programs should note that the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics expects to make live a new world wide web site – westcampusproject.com – late Thursday or early Friday of this week. The site will track the progress on the work on the UI’s “West Campus” including the construction of the new Tennis and Recreation Center that will include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, the construction of the new Grant Field – the home of Iowa’s nationally ranked field hockey program, and a new soccer practice field all near the UI’s Roy G. Karro Building / Athletics Hall of Fame located immediately west of award-winning Finkbine Golf Course.

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.

2005 Iowa Football General Public Season Ticket and Three-Game Ticket Package Application (v1) in PDF Format
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