IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa announced today several important operational changes for football game days at Kinnick Stadium for the 2021 season. These changes range from new entry gates and mobile parking and ticketing to the new alcohol pilot program inside the stadium.
All parking passes and tickets for Hawkeye home games will now be accessed on mobile devices. Mobile tickets and parking passes will be delivered via email or text message. Benefits to mobile ticketing include the elimination of waiting in Will Call lines and the ability to transfer tickets easily.
In order to enhance customer service and flexibility, mobile parking passes will replace printed hangtags for all vehicles except those receiving passes for RVs or those receiving a pass for a reserved space in Lot 43W. Printed PDF tickets and parking passes will not be accepted on game day. Learn more about how to purchase, download and access mobile parking passes and tickets. To avoid issues on game day, please download and save your parking pass in advance, as venue connectivity can vary. It will be scanned directly from your phone. DO NOT print the QR code. Day-of game parking remains $25 but only debit or credit cards will be accepted.
Parking lots open six hours prior to kickoff, but not earlier than 6 a.m. Queuing on the streets prior to the opening of parking lots will not be allowed. RVs are an exception and will be permitted the night prior to the game to avoid the mixing of RVs and other passenger vehicles.
Hancher and Hawkeye Commuter Lots remain free with CAMBUS service. Day-of-game parking may still be pre-purchased through the University of Iowa athletics ticket office before 12 p.m. on Friday of game week.
New entry gates to Kinnick have been placed at the four corners of the stadium as well as Gate A. Premium entry gates will remain the same. The new entry gates allow for 10 more lanes for fan entry to flow into the stadium.
Krause Family Plaza (located on the south end of Kinnick Stadium, outside Gate A) is open to the general public prior to the game, until the conclusion of the Hawk Walk (two hours before kickoff). Following the Hawk Walk, Krause Family Plaza will be cleared of all fans. The plaza will then serve as an extension of Kinnick Stadium, and a game ticket will be required to access the space.
Along with mobile ticketing, all game day concessions inside of Kinnick Stadium will be cashless. Only credit and debit cards will be accepted. This includes the sale of all alcoholic beverages as part of the new alcohol pilot program.
All beer, wine and hard seltzer beverages offered for sale will be dispensed in university-issued cups or in cans or plastic bottles that must be opened prior to being served to the purchaser. No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought in or taken out of Kinnick Stadium.