A Few Suggestions

Sept. 12, 2006

A sellout – the 19th in a row at historic Kinnick Stadium – crowd of 70,585 fans will descend upon Iowa City and the University of Iowa campus for Saturday’s college football game between the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones.

Kickoff is set for shortly after 11 a.m. Football parking is permitted in University parking lots after 6 p.m. Friday; Additional UI parking lots, Finkbine Golf Course, UI Softball Complex and the lot east of Cretzmeyer track will open at 7 a.m., Saturday.

Useful game-day information is available on the world wide web at hawkeyesports.com and uifootballparking.com. Fans can also call the Iowa Hawkeyes at 1-800 IA-HAWKS.

Below are a handful of suggestions fans might consider as they make their plans for their trip to Kinnick Stadium this Saturday morning.

Depart for Iowa City, Kinnick Stadium Early
Fans are encouraged to begin their trip to historic Kinnick Stadium early. Road construction on the east and west sides of Iowa City will add time to their trip. Be safe…leave 30 or 45 minutes earlier than normal. For more details about game-day road construction, visit uifootballparking.com and click on the “Road Construction Update” link at the top of the page.

Remember, No Public Parking Near Kinnick
Fans are reminded that the vast majority of parking adjacent to Kinnick Stadium is reserved for contributors to the National I-Club or the Iowa Scholarship Fund. Fans are encouraged to ride the Hawkeye Express – the train to the game that begins round trip service to Kinnick from a location near the Coral Ridge Mall three hours prior to kickoff – or to park in public parking at Hancher Auditorium (east of Kinnick) or Hawkeye Commuter lot or Finkbine Golf Course (west of Kinnick). For more details about game-day parking, visit uifootballparking.com.

Consider the Hawkeye Express
Fans are reminded that nothing is more simple and straightforward on football game days that utilizing the Hawkeye Express for travel to and from Kinnick Stadium. Free parking is just three minutes off Interstate 80, it’s a 10-minute ride on the rails to the stadium and post-game service begins at the start of the fourth quarter. For more details about the Hawkeye Express, visit uifootballparking.com and click on the “Hawkeye Express” link at the top of the page.

Leave Large Handbags, Personal Chairbacks,
Bags at Home, in Your Car

Fans are reminded that ticket holders carrying purses or handbags larger than 8 ½ inches by 11 inches will not be allowed inside Kinnick Stadium and will be refused entry. Fanny packs are allowed. All items will be searched. Personal chairbacks and bags of any size are also not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium. For more details about what items are not allowed in Kinnick Stadium, visit uifootballparking.com and click on the “Game Day Information” link at the top of the page.

Renovated Kinnick Stadium: New Gate Lettering System,
New Section Numbering System

Many fans will make their first visit of the season to historic Kinnick Stadium. They are reminded that the quickest route to their seat is through the entry gate nearest their section in the grandstand. Fans are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the renovated Kinnick Stadium and its new entry gate lettering system and new seating section numbering system. To do so, visit kinnickrenovation.com and click on the “Kinnick Stadium in 2006” link behind the link “Your Seats” at the top of the page.

Renovated Kinnick Stadium: Krause Family Plaza
Prior the game, fans are encouraged to visit the Krause Family Plaza and enjoy the 12-foot bronze statue of the UI’s 1939 Heisman Trophy winner, Nile Kinnick. During the second quarter, halftime, and third quarter, the Krause Family Plaza is also a location for concessions.