Jan. 15, 2006
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Fans of the University of Iowa’s nationally ranked football program who are season ticket holders will begin the process of selecting their seat locations inside historic Kinnick Stadium Tuesday. To assist in that process, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has created an interactive map of the four grandstands of the UI’s varsity football facility.
The map is located at kinnickrenovation.com, the official world wide web site of the multi-million dollar renovation project of 76-year-old Kinnick Stadium. Fans simply need to click on “Kinnick Stadium in 2006” in the drop-down menu available behind the link “Your Seats” to access the map.
There, season ticket holders will be provided a schematic of Kinnick Stadium for the 2006 season. It features the new number assigned to each of the sections within the east, west and north grandstands (Kinnick’s new south grandstand had new section numbers in 2005). To access the interactive map of each section, fans click on the section of the stadium that they are interested in reviewing. That opens a new page that provides a row-by-row, seat-by-seat summary of each seat that is available for selection and each seat that has been reserved.
“The goal of the interactive map is to provide our season ticket holders with an opportunity to have up-to-date information to use when they are preparing to make their official seat selection with the UI Athletic Ticket Office.”
Rick Klatt, UI associate athletics director for external affairs
“The goal of the interactive map is to provide our season ticket holders with an opportunity to have up-to-date information to use when they are preparing to make their official seat selection with the UI Athletic Ticket Office. This tool provides fans the opportunity to see what’s available, evaluate their options, and print documents that summarize their first, second and third preferences for later reference,” said Rick Klatt, the UI’s associate director for external affairs.
Each general public and UI faculty and staff season ticket holder – approximately 20,000 in total – has been assigned a day and time by the UI Athletic Ticket Office on which to make their seat selection. Approximately 150 season ticket holders will contact the UI each day for approximately 100 days beginning Tuesday. The seating process is a by-product of the decision to widen the amount of space in the east and west grandstands to match that currently available in the north and south.
Other work continues on the $89 million renovation of Kinnick. Construction crews are currently re-engineering the east and west concourses, removing existing concessions stands and restrooms before they begin the process of rebuilding new. Work also continues on the press box; UI officials expect the steel superstructure for the center section of the facility will be installed in the coming weeks.
Work on the north and south portions of the facility is also moving ahead nicely. Several levels of those portions of the press box have finishes restrooms and painted walls, for example.