More Pictures from High Above Available

July 15, 2005

A few more photographs from high above historic Kinnick Stadium have been added to the photo gallery inside the official world wide web site for the renovation of the UI’s historic football venue.

Also, staff from will be on the work site later today taking this week’s round of photographs. What we expect to see is continued progress on the installation of the main scoreboard – advertising panels were being installed yesterday – and on the two auxiliary boards at the north end of the stadium.

In the south grandstand, fans can expect to see later this today or early Saturday photographs of the installation of the new bleachers, the near-completed brickwork on the stadium’s exterior and of the spaces on street level and field level of the facility.

To view the latest collection of photographs added to the photo gallery of, click HERE.

Fans are reminded that single-game tickets for Iowa’s 2005 season opener Sept. 3 against Ball State and its Sept. 17 date against intrastate rival Northern Iowa went on sale yesterday. Both games are expected to reach sellout status much sooner rather than later.

Fans who have not yet purchased their tickets to a home game of the 2005 Iowa Hawkeyes are encouraged to do so by calling the UI Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800 IA-HAWKS or by purchasing their games tickets online at, the official world site of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Fans can also purchase tickets in person at the UI Athletic Ticket Office location inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena or at the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau information desk inside the main entrance of Coral Ridge Mall.

Also, discussions are taking place regarding opening a practice of the team for the annual “Alliant Energy Kids Day” – a free event designed to provide younger fans of the Hawkeye who don’t routinely attend games at Kinnick Stadium a chance to see their favorite student-athletes in-person inside the UI’s cherished varsity football facility. (It’s probably worth noting that more than a few older fans of the Hawkeyes also seem to find their way to the event, too!).

For that activity to occur, however, it would need to be staged inside Kinnick Stadium. Staff of the UI are assessing all issues related to moving the thousands of fans of the Hawkeyes who would likely attend such an event in and out of the construction site safely.

An official announcement will likely be made at the 2005 Iowa Football Media Day scheduled for Aug. 8