Iowa Announces Open Practice, Fall Promotions

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa Athletics Department announces promotions and ticket timeline for 2022 home football games, along with the spring practice date that is open to the public.

The Hawkeyes will conduct open public practice in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 9:45 a.m. (CT). The open event will be the final practice of the spring and is presented by Scheels. Additional information will be released prior to the event.

The 2022 season will kick off Sept. 3 against South Dakota State in the first of three straight home games. Opening weekend will feature the celebration of 50 Years of UI Women’s Athletics, presented by the Eastern Iowa Airport.

The annual FryFest will be held Friday, Sept. 2, at the Iowa River Landing, celebrating everything Hawkeye, including special celebration of UI Women’s Athletics. The Iowa Letterwinners Club will celebrate the 2022 Hall of Fame class throughout the weekend.

The following weekend features the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series contest against Iowa State, with the Cy-Hawk Trophy on the line. Sept. 10 will mark Iowa’s first home game against the Cyclones since 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated Iowa State, 27-17, last season in Ames.

The Hawkeyes host Nevada (Sept. 17) on Family Weekend, which is also the Gold Out Game, with fans encouraged to wear gold. It will also be the annual Extra Yard for Teachers Day as Iowa salutes teachers from around the state.

All three of Iowa’s nonconference opponents advanced to postseason play in 2021, with Iowa State (7-6) and Nevada (8-5) participating in bowl games and South Dakota State (11-4) winning three games in the FBS playoffs.

Iowa’s opening Big Ten Conference home game is against Michigan (Oct. 1) in a rematch of the 2021 Big Ten championship game. It is the ANF Black and Gold Spirit Game, presented by the Iowa Farm Bureau. This contest features the annual black and gold striping of Kinnick Stadium.

Homecoming against Northwestern (Oct. 29) is being presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Hawkeyes feature a 60-44-5 Homecoming record, including a 7-4 mark against the Wildcats.

Iowa’s contest with Wisconsin (Nov. 12) is Military Appreciation Black Out, presented by Green State Credit Union. Iowa athletics will have special acknowledgments to active duty and veterans of the armed services as the Hawkeyes battle for the Heartland Trophy. Fans are encouraged to wear black.

The final home game of the season against Nebraska (Nov. 25) is Senior Day and the Scheels Heroes Game. Iowa will celebrate senior classes for the football program, marching band, and spirit squads. Iowa and the Cornhuskers will battle for the Heroes Trophy, which was established in 2011. Iowa won 28-21 at Nebraska last season and holds an 8-3 series advantage with the Heroes Trophy on the line.

Start times for the first three home games are expected to be announced later this spring. Remaining start times will be announced six or 12 days in advance of each game.

Fans can request football season tickets by visiting Season ticket holders can currently confirm their 2022 order, with the seat upgrade process taking place throughout April. Fight for Iowa mobile passes go on sale May 10, mini plan ticket packages will be on sale in early June and select single game tickets will go on sale in July.

University of Iowa faculty/staff should contact the University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office for season tickets. University of Iowa students can purchase tickets in early May. The UI Athletics Ticket Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office telephone number is 1-800-IA-HAWKS.

All tickets in 2022 will once again be mobile. Fans may access tickets via the Hawkeye Sports App, a link via email, or account login at These tickets are optimized for display on your smartphone device, and should not be printed. Fans can review additional information on mobile tickets by visiting

2022 Themes

Sept. 3, South Dakota State 50 Years of UI Women’s Athletics, presented by the Eastern Iowa Airport
Sept. 10, Iowa State Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Game
Sept. 17, Nevada Family Weekend, Gold Out Game
Oct. 1, Michigan ANF Black & Gold Spirit Game, presented by Iowa Farm Bureau
Oct. 29, Northwestern Homecoming Game, presented by Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Nov. 12, Wisconsin Military Appreciation Game / Black Out, presented by Green State Credit Union
Nov. 25, Nebraska Senior Day and Scheels Heroes Game