Football Ticket Timeline and Fall Promotions Announced

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced themes and ticket timeline for 2024 home football games on Friday.

The Hawkeyes will conclude spring practice with an open practice Saturday morning in Kinnick Stadium. Entry and parking are both free. The final practice will begin at 10:45 a.m. (CT), with gates opening at 9:45 a.m.

Aug. 31 – Illinois State – FryFest | Hall of Fame | Educator Appreciation (Extra Yard for Teachers)
Sept. 7 – Iowa State – Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series
Sept. 14 – Troy – Harvest Kickoff Gold Game | Family Weekend | Spirit Squad Day
Oct. 12 – Washington – ANF Black & Gold Spirit Game
Oct. 26 – Northwestern – Homecoming
Nov. 2 – Wisconsin – Black Out | Military Appreciation
Nov. 29 – Nebraska – Senior Day | Pioneer Heroes Game

The 2024 season will kick off Aug. 31 against Illinois State. It is the annual Extra Yard for Teachers Day and Educator Appreciation Day as Iowa salutes teachers from around the state.

The annual FryFest will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at the Iowa River Landing, celebrating everything Hawkeye. The National Iowa Letterwinner Club will celebrate the 2024 Hall of Fame class throughout the weekend, including introduction of the 2024 class in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.

The following weekend features the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series contest against in-state rival Iowa State on Sept. 7, with the Cy-Hawk Trophy on the line. The Hawkeyes defeated Iowa State, 20-13, last season in Ames.

Iowa concludes its nonconference schedule on Sept. 14, welcoming Troy to Iowa City. This is the annual Harvest Kickoff Gold Out Game with fans encouraged to wear gold clothing.

The annual ANF Black and Gold Spirit Game will be held on Iowa’s opening Big Ten Conference home game against Washington on Oct. 12. Fans are encouraged to wear black or gold clothing based on their seat location. The 12th former Hawkeye added to the ANF Wall of Honor will be recognized.

The Hawkeyes celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 26, hosting Northwestern. The Homecoming Council and court will be presented at halftime. Iowa holds an all-time record of 61-44-5 in Homecoming games.

Iowa’s contest against Wisconsin slated for Nov. 2 is Military Appreciation and the annual Black Out game. Iowa Athletics will have special acknowledgments to active duty and veterans of the armed services. Fans are encouraged to wear black attire as part of the Black Out. The Hawkeyes and Badgers will compete for the Heartland Trophy, which currently resides in Iowa City after Iowa’s 15-6 triumph in Madison in 2023.

The final home game against Nebraska (Nov. 29) is Senior Day and the Pioneer Heroes Game. Iowa will celebrate senior classes for the football program, marching band and spirit squads. The Hawkeyes and Huskers will battle for the Heroes Trophy, which was established in 2011. Iowa won 13-10 at Nebraska last season and holds a 9-3 series advantage with the Heroes Trophy on the line. Former Iowa letterwinners will once again form the I-Club tunnel to welcome the Hawkeyes onto the field prior to the contest.

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

Season ticket holders can currently confirm their 2024 order. Fight for Iowa Mobile Passes go on sale May 6; mini plan ticket packages will be on sale June 3 for donors and June 6 for general public. Group tickets and Hawkeye Village ticket sales begin July 8, while single game tickets go on sale for donors on July 15 and to the general public on July 18.

University of Iowa faculty/staff should contact the University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office for season tickets. University of Iowa students can purchase season tickets starting Tuesday, April 23 at 9 a.m. (CT). 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.

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