Heavy Lifting

May 27, 2005

Call it “heavy construction”.

Workers at Kinnick Stadium yesterday installed on the south façade of the new south grandstand six decorative pieces of cast stone that measured 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall and 8-inches and weighed approximately 8,000 pounds.

Two pieces included the word “Iowa”, two others included the word “Hawkeyes” and the last two featured the official seal of the University of Iowa.

Pictures of the cast stone pieces and the installation process are available to view inside the photo gallery of kinnickrenovation.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The installation occurred under a brilliant Iowa sky — a bonus for a construction crew that is currently running slightly ahead of schedule, according to UI Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer, the point-person on the project for the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

“That’s about right…a week or so ahead. It’s a give-and-take process. When the weather is good and the material is on hand, progress clips along at a fantastic pace. When Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate or our contractors run into a bump in the road vis-à-vis equipment or materials, we fall back a little,” said Meyer.

As always, work also continues on the sale of season tickets for the 2005 home season. 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.

Friends and fans of the University of Iowa are also invited to check out the construction progress on the UI’s “West Campus Project.” This multi-million dollar effort will impact Iowa’s varsity field hockey, soccer, and men’s and women’s tennis programs. It will also have a positive impact on a variety of recreation opportunities for the enthusiasts in the greater University of Iowa community.

Click HERE to visit westcampusproject.com.

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