"Kids at Kinnick" Day Set for August 13

July 25, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa football team will stage its annual “Kids at Kinnick” day Saturday, Aug. 13th. Gates to Kinnick Stadium will open at 11 a.m. with the team’s practice scheduled to begin at noon.

Fans planning to attend should enter Kinnick Stadium at Gates A, B and E. Regular season game-day search procedures will be in place. Fans will have access to only the south and west grandstands. As in the past, student-athletes will sign autographs for 30 minutes in front of the west and south stands, following the team’s two-hour practice.

Concession stands will be open with items being sold at half price. Team roster cards will be available at all open entrances, in addition to a limited number of schedule posters, schedule cards and schedule magnets.

The Kid Zone presented by Elite Chevy Dealers will be open at 10a.m. showcasing inflatables as well as an NFL Combine Experience set up with timed running and jumping competitions and the chance to compare your times against current Hawkeyes in the NFL.

Fans should note that there will be no access to the playing surface of Kinnick. Fans are also reminded that the annual “Kids at Kinnick” activity is designed primarily for the enjoyment of younger fans. Therefore, the possession of an open container of beer or wine or consumption of hard liquor on University property, including parking lots, is prohibited by law. Law enforcement officers will be asking fans to empty containers and citations will be issued, if the case arises.

Iowa opens its 2011 season Saturday, Sept. 3rd, at home against Tennessee Tech at 11 a.m. The game will be the final event of the 2011 FRYFest. For more information about the celebration of Hall of Fame Coach Hayden Fry and all that is Hawkeye, visit FRYFest.com or call the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 1-800-283-6592.

The Tennessee Tech game is the first of seven home games for the Hawkeyes. Iowa also entertains non-conference opponents Pittsburgh and Louisiana-Monroe, along with Big Ten rivals Northwestern, Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State.