IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football team will host its annual “Kids’ Day at Kinnick,” presented by the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, on Saturday, Aug. 12. Other supporting sponsors for the event include Alliant Energy, Chick-fil-A, Delta Dental of Iowa and Scheels.
The open practice will begin at noon (CT), with gates opening to the public at 11 a.m. Pre-practice activities will begin in Krause Family Plaza beginning at 10 a.m.
A highlight of the day includes the 2023 Kid Captains joining the players on the field for photos following an exclusive “inside look” at Kinnick Stadium. The Kid Captain program is a partnership between UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the University of Iowa football team that started in 2009. Twelve current and former patients are selected to have their stories highlighted throughout the football season.
Admission to the event is free for all fans. Free parking will be available on hard surface lots, while normal ramp fees will be charged. Please note Lot 43N and Lot 14 (Gerdin Athletic Learning Center) will be unavailable during construction. Cashless concession stands will be open. Only debit or credit cards will be accepted. Kinnick Stadium’s clear bag policy will be in effect.
The Hawkeyes open the 2023 season Saturday, Sept. 2, hosting Utah State (11 a.m., FS1). Iowa travels to Ames for the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game the following week against Iowa State (2:30 p.m., FOX). The Hawkeyes close the nonconference portion of their schedule Sept. 16, hosting Western Michigan (2:30 p.m., BTN) for the annual Gold-Out game.
Additional home contests include the Black-Out game versus Michigan State (Sept. 30, TBA), Homecoming versus Purdue (Oct. 7, TBA), the ANF Black & Gold Spirit game versus Minnesota (Oct. 21, TBA), Military Appreciation Day against Rutgers (Nov. 11, TBA), and Senior Day versus Illinois (Nov. 18, TBA).
Single game tickets are available for purchase for Iowa’s final two home games (Rutgers and Illinois), while the first five games sold out last week.