Football Fans Take Note

Sept. 26, 2006

As Saturday’s Iowa football game with top-ranked Ohio State nears, there are a few important reminders for those attending.

First and foremost, fans are urged to get there early as the usual sellout crowd of 70,585 is expected. All gates to Kinnick Stadium will open 90 minutes prior to kickoff (7:13 p.m.).

Those lucky enough to have tickets are reminded that only small purses and handbags (8 ½ x 11) will be permitted inside Kinnick Stadium. Fanny packs are permissible. This is the same policy that’s been in place for the last few years.

Because the game will end so late, tailgating will not be permitted following the contest. Law enforcement personnel will be present to enforce the no tailgating mandate.

University parking lots will open at the normal time of 6 p.m. Friday. Parking lots that are not open Friday evening will open at 7 a.m. Saturday.

A tentative Gameday schedule is listed below:

Friday: Gameday with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard will begin about 4 p.m. at Hubbard Park (just adjacent to the Iowa Memorial Union). The public is encouraged to attend the ESPN session, which will last for about 90 minutes. A pep rally is tentatively planned following the ESPN show.

Saturday: Gameday will be on the air from 9-11 a.m. (CDT). Once again, everyone is encouraged to attend. Gameday on ESPN radio with Dave Revson, Gerry Dinardo and Todd McShay will broadcast from Hubbard Park from noon-7 p.m. They’ll have monitors for fans to watch current ESPN games in progress.

ESPN Gameday will switch to Kinnick Stadium for a 6-7 p.m. show. They’ll be located in the grass area at the southeast corner of the stadium. They’ll also do a post-game show from that staging area.

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