Kinnick Update

Oct. 12, 2005

Out-of-town fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes and historic Kinnick Stadium asked for them, so you go: Another round of photographs of the on-going renovation to the University of Iowa’s varsity football facility.

Click HERE to visit, the official world wide web site for the multi-million dollar renovation of the centerpiece of the UI’s athletics complex. The most recent photographs of the proect are available behind the “Photo Gallery” link.

The Krause Family Plaza located at the stadium’s southern exterior is shaping up quite nicely and should be completed – less the landscaping that will take place next spring – by the end of the month and open Nov. 19 when the Hawkeyes’ entertain Minnesota in the annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale.


Fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes are encouraged to wear black on Saturday, Oct. 22, when the Hawkeyes entertain Michigan in the first-ever ‘Black Out Saturday” event at the UI.

Works are putting capstones on the brickwalls, finishing the concrete that forms the planters and other sidewalks and parking spaces. When completed, the plaza will serve as a parking lot for University of Iowa employees on work days. On game days, no vehicles of any kind will be parked on the plaza. The intention of the plaza was to create a “main entrance” to the facility and to provide fans a place to gather pre-game.

The space does include a black fence like that already installed in the southwest and southeast corners of the stadium. This fence will close once each game begins and will provide a secured space for fans to leave the bowl and concourse of the stadium at halftime.

Work also continues on the north and south pieces of the new Kinnick Stadium press box. Aluminum sheeting similar to that which covers the back of the main scoreboard is being installed on the exterior of the north end. The south end is currently the focus of mason who are laying brick and the decorative stone.

Once the masons are done on the south, they’ll move to the north and vice-versa with the contractors installing the aluminum sheeting. On the interior façade of the press box, workers are beginning to install windows.