Football Open Practice Set for April 20

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football team will hold an open practice presented by US Cellular on Saturday, April 20, in Kinnick Stadium. The open practice will conclude Iowa’s spring drills and is free to attend.

Gates to Kinnick Stadium will open at 9:45 a.m. (CT) with practice scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Fans will be able to enter select gates, including Gates A (south end zone) B (southwest) and H (northwest). Regular season game-day search procedures will be in place and fans will be allowed to sit in the south and west stands.

Free parking will be available on hard surface lots, while normal ramp fees will be charged. Tailgating will not be allowed. Concession stands will be open at select locations on the concourse with limited menu items available. Additional information is available at

The Hawkeyes open the 2024 season with three straight home contests, hosting Illinois State in the season opener on Aug. 31, Iowa State in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game on Sept. 7, and Troy on Sept. 14.

In Big Ten Conference play, the Hawkeyes host Washington (Oct. 12), Northwestern (Oct. 26), Wisconsin (Nov. 2) and Nebraska (Nov. 29) on Black Friday. Road games include traveling to Minnesota (Sept. 21), Ohio State (Oct. 5), Michigan State (Oct. 19), UCLA (Nov. 9) and Maryland (Nov. 23).

Questions concerning the purchase of 2024 football tickets, including general public, UI faculty/staff and UI student season tickets by current UI students, should be directed to the UI Athletics Ticket Office. The office telephone number is 1-800-IA-HAWKS and ticket information is available at