The Scoreboard

Aug. 12, 2005

That’s one pretty darn good looking – and big – Tigerhawk!

Work is almost complete on the south side – the Melrose Avenue side – of the new scoreboard at historic Kinnick Stadium. The centerpiece, of course, is the black Tigerhawk etched into the silver oval that is positioned at the very top of the structure. For the record, that Tigerhawk measures approximately 30-feet wide.

For a look at a handful of pictures of this feature of renovated Kinnick Stadium, visit the photo gallery inside

Fans of the Hawkeyes and residents of the area immediately around Kinnick Stadium will also likely soon hear the new scoreboard, too.

The state-of-the-art public address system installed at the very top of the main scoreboard has been fired up once or twice in the past few weeks for brief tests, but will undergo significant testing and adjustment beginning sometime early next week as the wrap-up of the south grandstand reconstruction and Phase 1 of the renovation of the UI’s prized home of its varsity football program is completed and preparations continue for the Iowa Hawkeyes’ Sept. 3 season opener against Ball State.

Curious about what the main scoreboard’s new videowall looks like when in operation? It’s pretty spectacular. To watch video of the system in operation during a recent systems check, click . will again tour the facility on Monday and will provide fans of the Hawkeyes and the facility an up-to-date collection of photographs. will also be in attendance at Iowa’s 2005 Kids at Kinnick Day presented by Alliant Energy Saturday, Aug. 20. That day, staff of will take photographs and video from locations inside the new press box. Those exclusive pictures will provide fans of the Hawkeyes who are considering a purchase of one of the few outdoor club seats that remain excellent examples of what the view of the action on the field will look like on game day.

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.

2005 Iowa Football Kids Day
presented by Alliant Energy and the Iowa Hawkeyes

Historic Kinnick Stadium’s north and east grandstands will be open to the general public for a pre-season look at the 2005 Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, Aug. 20. The team will stage a practice and a controlled scrimmage beginning at 11 a.m. Details like what gates to enter the stadium and where the post-event autograph session will be held will be announced officially in the coming days.