Saturday’s Plan to Beat the Heat

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With temperatures expecting to climb above 90 degrees, University of Iowa officials are implementing gameday procedures to assist fans attending Saturday’s season-opening football game at Kinnick Stadium.

  • Fans will be permitted to enter the stadium with multiple sealed water bottles of any size.
  • Concession stands will sell bottled water inside the stadium at a reduced price.
  • For fans needing a break from the heat, an expanded rest area is available outside the First Aid Station at the southeast corner of the stadium. This space will provide shelter, cool air and hydration.
  • Johnson County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency has provided an air-conditioned tent in Krause Family Plaza.
  • Additional UIHC physicians and students from the Carver College of Medicine will be onsite to assist with patients.

“Heat illness cannot be underestimated. Fans can reduce their risk by starting to hydrate with water days prior to the game and continue throughout the game, wear breathable fabrics, seek shelter regularly to avoid the sun and ask for medical help if needed."

Kinnick Stadium Medical Director Azeemuddin Ahmed

Fans tailgating prior to the game are encouraged to plan accordingly and stay hydrated. If you or someone attending the game needs medical assistance, please alert CSC stadium staff or ask those around to signal for help.

The No. 25 Hawkeyes host Utah State at 11:03 a.m. The game is sold out and will be televised on FS1 and broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network.