Garage Sales, Tickets and More

April 12, 2007

IOWA CITY —The University of Iowa football team will make its first spring time appearance inside historic Kinnick Stadium in three years Saturday when the 2007 Iowa Hawkeye open to the public their final practice session of the spring.

Gates to Kinnick will open at 11:30 a.m. with practice beginning at 1 p.m. Fans attending this annual sneak peek at Coach Kirk Ferentz’s squad are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item with them to the event. All food items collected will be donated to the Johnson County Crisis Center.

Here’s a few more notes of interest…

Season, Mini-Season, Single-game Tickets –The UI Athletic Ticket Office is currently accepting renewal orders from 2006 general public, UI faculty and staff, and UI student season ticket holders. The office is also accepting orders for season tickets ($282 each) and three-game packages ($144) Fans interested in guaranteeing themselves access to single-game tickets must currently purchase game tickets that are packaged with access to Hawkeye Village, the official game day hospitality area of the UI Athletic Department. Fans should contact the UI Sports Marketing Office at (319) 335-9431 for more information.

Away Game Tickets — 2006 season ticket customers will receive their 2007 University of Iowa Football Away Game Ticket Application in the mail in the coming weeks. Requests from non-season ticket holders for tickets to the Hawkeyes’ game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 1 at Soldier Field in Chicago will be filled after all orders from last year’s season ticket customers and current UI students are filled. For more information contact the UI Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800 IA-HAWKS.

Security at the Gates on Saturday — Normal game day search procedures will be in place. Only small purses (8 ½ X 11), fanny packs, binocular cases, blankets and seat cushions will be allowed into Kinnick Stadium. The following items will not be permitted: bags of any size, back packs, alcoholic beverages, botas, coolers, canned or bottled beverages (except sealed clear plastic water bottles), thermoses and umbrellas.

Hawkeye Football Equipment Sale — The annual “garage sale” of new and used equipment used by the University of Iowa football team will begin at 8 a.m. in the lower east side of the UI Recreation Building. The sale will last for 90 minutes and includes items like warm-up suits, polo shirts, practice shorts, jerseys, and game-used footballs.

Official Iowa Hawk Shop Sale — The annual “garage sale” of the Official Iowa Hawk Shop will begin at 8 a.m. in the south concourse of historic Kinnick Stadium. Fans of the Hawkeyes seeking black-and-gold bargains should enter at the southeast corner of the home of the Hawkeyes.

Big Ten Network Tour — The Big Ten Network Spring Football Tour will stop in Iowa City on Saturday.

Fans will have the opportunity to win Big Ten Network jackets and free t-shirts and learn more about the network at the Big Ten Network kiosk, which will be located in the Krause Family Plaza. Fans can also receive Big Ten Conference football schedule calendars, courtesy of the Big Ten Network, as well as information regarding a viewer survey on for the chance to win additional prizes and show their support for the network. The area will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“The Big Ten Network Spring Football Tour will continue to generate awareness as we grow closer to our launch in August 2007,” said Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman. “With football season right around the corner, this is a great opportunity to excite the passionate fans of the Big Ten about all the network has to offer.”

The Big Ten Network Spring Football tour will promote the upcoming 24-hour a day, 365-day a year television network that is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference, and is available through local cable and satellite providers in August.

“The college football season will be upon us before we know it and so, too, will the Big Ten Network. Saturday’s activity is an opportunity for friends of the UI and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes to learn more about the network while celebrating the return of spring football to historic Kinnick Stadium,’ said Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta, who also reminded fans of the Hawkeyes to bring a non-perishable food item with them to Iowa City Saturday to help stock the shelves of the Johnson County Crisis Center.”

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