'Kids Day at Kinnick' Set For August 13

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football team will stage its annual “Kids Day at Kinnick” Saturday, Aug. 13. 

Gates to Kinnick Stadium will open at 11 a.m., with the team’s practice scheduled to begin at noon.  Team members will sign autographs at approximately 11:30 a.m., along the front of the west and south stands.  Free schedule posters, cards, magnets, key tags, and rosters will be available inside all open gates.  Fans are discouraged from bringing additional items to be autographed.

Prior to the action on the field, activities will be held in the Krause Family Plaza, which opens to the public at 9 a.m.  Hawkeye Fans are invited to visit the Kids Zone for inflatable games, face painting, temporary tattoos, other prizes, and a chance to meet Herky the Hawk.  The Iowa mascot will be available for photos from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Other kid-friendly activities will be provided by University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Alliant Energy, Kubota Tractors, Iowa Corn, Noodles & Company, Delta Dental of Iowa, and Mellow Mushroom. Families can also learn more about joining the Junior Hawk Club and the benefits provided to those in the club.

The activities will also include a clothing drive by Stuff, Etc, to benefit the UI Children’s Hospital.  Stuff, Etc is a quality consignment store – offering name brands at one-third retail prices.  Fans are encouraged to bring any gently used clothing (adult and youth sizes accepted), household items, and toys.  All proceeds from donations will help raise money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.  The Stuff, Etc donation truck will be set up at 8:30 a.m.  Fans are welcome to drop off their donations outside of Gates A or D anytime between 8:30 and noon.

Free parking will be available on hard surface lots, while normal ramp fees will be charged.  Concession stands will be open, with items being sold at half price.

Fans attending Kids Day should enter Kinnick Stadium at Gates A (south end zone) and E (west side).  Regular season game-day search procedures will be in place and fans will be allowed to sit in the south and west stands. 

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

Iowa opens its 2016 season Saturday, Sept. 3, hosting Miami, Ohio (2:30 p.m., ESPNU).  Additional home games include Iowa State (Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., BTN), North Dakota State (Sept. 17, 11 a.m., ESPN/ESPN2), Northwestern (Oct. 1, Homecoming, 11 a.m.), Wisconsin (Oct. 22, TBA), Michigan (Nov. 12, 7 p.m., ABC/ESPN); and Nebraska (Nov. 25, TBA).

The UI Athletics Ticket Office is selling single-game tickets for Iowa’s seven home games to the general public. Single-game tickets are priced as follows: $55 for Miami, Ohio; $65 for North Dakota State; $70 for Northwestern and Nebraska; $80 for Iowa State; and $85 for Wisconsin and Michigan.  Discount-priced youth tickets, for boys and girls high school-aged and younger, are available for the Miami, Ohio, North Dakota State, and Nebraska games at a cost of $25 each.

Tickets may be purchased online at hawkeyesports.com or by phone at 1-800-IA-HAWKS.  The UI Athletics Ticket Office, located in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Kinnick Stadium ticket windows (outside south end zone) will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13.

Fans attending home games at Kinnick Stadium are encouraged to visit footballgameday.com for game day information, including parking and stadium policies.  Fans are also encouraged to follow @IowaEvent on Twitter for game day updates.

FRYfest will also be held the weekend of the opening home game.  For more information about the 2016 FRYfest, visit FRYfest.com, or call the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 1-800-283-6592.