Halfway Point

June 9, 2005

Yeah, that’s cool.

That was the reaction Thursday at noon when the contractors working on the south grandstand completed the installation of the pre-cast stone that had the words, “Kinnick Stadium”, chiseled into them immediately above the three arches that are at the very center of the structure.

Yeah, that’s cool.

The installation also marked a milestone. Give or take a few hudred bricks one way or the other, the masons responsible for making the south façade of the new structure match the other three are approximately at the halfway point.

And it’s a good thing, too, because beginning shortly the pieces of new scoreboard that will rest at the top of the south grandstand will begin arriving. Assembly of that structure will take the better part of the next six weeks. The removal of the existing auxiliary scoreboards at the north end of Kinnick and the assembly of the new auxiliary scoreboard in the northeast corner and the videowall in the northwest corner will occur simultaneous to the work on the main scoreboard.

In addition to the game data displays and the large scale videowall, the main scoreboard at the south end of historic Kinnick Stadium will house the new state-of-the-art sound system.

“That equipment might just be the enhancement that our fans appreciate the most on game day Sept. 3. The quality of the sound system will certainly provide a greater level of enjoyment for our fans. That – paired with some really large video on the south end and a brand new videowall at the north – will be a great addition to the game day experience,” said Rick Klatt, the UI’s associate athletics director for external affairs.

Click HERE to visit kinnickrenovation.com, the official world wide web site of the multi-million dollar renovation of the UI’s centerpiece of its intercollegiate athletics program, and view the latest additions to the photo gallery.

Fans of the Hawkeyes are reminded that season tickets and three-game packages 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.

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