Football Gameday
NEW for 2015!

Post-game tailgating hours extended

  • 11:00 a.m. kickoff - tailgating extended to four hours post-game with alcohol consumption ending three hours post-game.
  • Afternoon kickoff - tailgating extended to three hours post-game with alcohol consumption ending two hours post-game.
  • Evening kickoff - (after 6:00 p.m.) post-game tailgating is not permitted.

Fans First Initiative

  • In an effort to better serve our fans, Customer Service staff will be stationed in high visibility areas near select parking lots, as well as in the corner plazas of Kinnick Stadium, to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. The staff members in lime green shirts and coats near the "INFORMATION" flags and gold tents are waiting to help you with your game day questions!
Game Day Parking

Parking Information

Game-day parking at historic Kinnick Stadium - 2015 season

Opening Time for Lots: Selected University of Iowa parking lots (Lots 33, 40, 43, 49, 65, 75, 85, Myrtle) are open between 7:30-11:00 p.m. the night before all home games and all others open at 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home game.
*Activities in Carver-Hawkeye Arena may require an adjustment in the opening of some parking lots.

The UI uses the following definitions for vehicles: A car is any car, pick-up truck or SUV. A recreational vehicle is any vehicle that includes a rest room. No travel trailer, "5th wheels" or pull-behind trailers are allowed in any UI parking lot except the Hawkeye Commuter lot (Lot 65).

Football Parking Options may be found using the map below or by downloading the PDF map.

Season parking passes must be purchased in advance through the UI Athletics Ticket Office.

  • Kinnick Society Gold, Kinnick Society and Champion Club Automobiles (KC): Lots 43 West, 43 North and 49.
  • Golden Hawk Automobiles (GH): Lots 75 North, 33, 46 and 49.
  • Silver Hawk Automobiles and above (SH): Lots 14, 65 East, and the west section of Ramp 4.

Season parking passes may be purchased in advance from the UI Athletics Ticket Office at a cost of $100 for cars. Parking fees may also be paid on a game-by-game basis at a cost of $20 for cars.

  • Parking will be available in the west portion of Lot 65, the east portion of Ramp 4, the Finkbine Golf Course driving range (weather permitting), the Hawkeye Softball Complex, the Lower Finkbine lot, and the Myrtle Avenue lot all located west of the Iowa River.
  • Additional parking for automobiles is also available free of charge at the Hancher Auditorium lot (Lot 55), the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85) and the Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71).
  • Fans may also elect to park in nearby Coralville and ride the Hawkeye Express Train to the Game before and after each home game of the Hawkeyes. You may park free and ride the train for $12.00 per person over the age of 12. Children 12 and under ride free. Fans that present a game-day reserved parking pass will receive two free train tickets. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena or on game-day at the Hawkeye Express depot.

Season parking passes may be purchased in advance from the UI Athletics Ticket Office at a cost of $100 for cars. Parking fees may also be paid on a game-by-game basis at a cost of $20 for cars.

  • Parking for automobiles only with a state issued ADA placard or license plate is available in Hospital Ramp 3 located northeast of Kinnick Stadium or a very limited number of surface lot spaces available in Lot 43 North of the West Campus Transportation Center.

Opening Time for Lots

Selected University of Iowa parking lots (appropriate pass required for Lots 40, 43N, 65, 75S) are open between 7:30-11:00 p.m. the night before all home games and all others open at 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home game.
*Activities in Carver-Hawkeye Arena may require an adjustment in the opening of some parking lots.

Fall 2015 Parking Options for I-Club Contributors:

  • Season parking passes must be purchased in advance through the UI Athletics Ticket Office at a cost of $300.
  • Kinnick Society Gold, Kinnick Society, Champion and Golden Hawk RV: Lots 43 North, 40 and 75 South. Limited parking is available and spaces are chosen prior to the season based on priority points within membership level.
  • Silver Hawk RV: Lot 65 South and West edges.

Fall 2015 General Public and Visiting Team Parking Options:

  • Single Game RV Parking: Limited space is available for recreational vehicles at a cost of $50 per game at the Hawkeye Softball Complex and at Lower Finkbine. Free RV parking and shuttle service is available from three different campus locations. Lot 71 (UI Athletics Hall of Fame), Lot 85 (Hawkeye Commuter Lot), and Lot 55 (Hancher Auditorium)
  • General Public Season RV Parking: Football season ticketholders can order season general parking RV passes via the Athletic Ticket Office at a cost of $300 and park on the hard surface area of Finkbine Golf Course, the Hawkeye Softball Complex, and Lower Finkbine.
  • Charter Bus Parking: Available parking is located along Hawkins Drive next to the Dental College Parking lot. Please stop at the designated area east of Kinnick Stadium and across from Hospital Ramp #3 to pay the $100 fee and proceed north on Hawkins Drive to the bus parking area. No tailgating space is available next to bus parking.

    Buses with storage decks on top are not permitted.

Utility Trailers and Pull-Behind Motor Homes/5th Wheels

  • Policy: Utility Trailers and pull-behind Motor Homes/5th Wheels must park in the Hawkeye Commuter lot, designated lot 85 on the football parking map.
  • Reason: Spaces in reserved lots are reserved exclusively for cars or motor homes. Even if a utility trailer or pull-behind motor home/5th wheel fits into a motor home space, it can cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.
  • Pre-Game
    • Begins two hours prior to kick-off
  • Post-Game
    • Continues until 1 hour after the game.

Several UI parking lots offer free parking and free shuttles to the game.

  • The Hancher Auditorium parking lot shuttle will pick up at the Cambus stop in Lot 55 and drop off at the bus loop on Newton Road.
  • The Hawkeye Commuter parking lot offers free parking and free shuttle pick up at the shelter house in the lot and drop off at the bus stop on Elliott Drive east of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
  • The UI Athletics Hall of Fame Parking Lot offers free parking and a free shuttle pick up at the parking lot and drop off at the bus stop on Elliott Drive east of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
  • Shuttles are also available from downtown Iowa City.
  • The downtown shuttle uses the Cambus stop on Washington Street outside Schaeffer Hall, and drops off at the VA Loop, and runs continuously, including during the game.

  • Pre-Game
    • Begins three hours prior to kick-off for 11:00 a.m. games and four hours prior to kick-off for afternoon and evening games.
    • Begins four hours prior to kick-off (2:30 p.m. or evening games)
  • Post-Game
    • Begins at the start of the fourth quarter and continues until 90 minutes after the game.

Passengers on the Hawkeye Express leave the driving to the Hawkeyes and ride in luxury from parking areas conveniently located minutes off Interstate 80 near Coral Ridge Mall in nearby Coralville to the southwest corner of historic Kinnick Stadium.

Parking is free and the round-trip train service costs just $12 per person with children 12 and under riding for free. A trip to Kinnick Stadium is approximately a 10-minute ride.

Tickets will be available for purchase on game-day upon arrival at the Hawkeye Express depot. The depot only accepts cash for game day purchases. Fans can also trade one pre-paid parking pass for two Hawkeye Express tickets. Fans wishing to purchase prior to game day may do so in person at the Athletics Ticket Office, located inside the North Entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeye Express is not wheelchair accessible. On game days, patrons with disabilities restricting their mobility are invited to use the parking spaces reserved in Hospital Ramp #3 and limited space in the lot directly north of Kinnick Stadium.

For more information about the Hawkeye Express call the UI Sports Marketing Office at (319) 335-9431 or the UI Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800 IA-HAWKS.

  • Melrose Avenue at the corner of Hawkins Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic going west approximately one hour before game time.
  • Evashevski Drive north of Kinnick Stadium will be closed to vehicular traffic pre- and post-game.
  • Hawkins Drive east of Kinnick Stadium will be closed to post-game vehicular traffic.

Parking in Designated Areas

Policy: Automobiles and motor homes may park only in designated areas.

Reason: In order to efficiently use every parking lot, specific locations are assigned for automobiles and motor homes. Also, for the safety of tailgaters, travel lanes must remain clear for vehicles to pass, especially emergency vehicles.

Law Enforcement and Traffic Directions

Policy: Motorists should follow the directions given by law enforcement, traffic and parking staff.

Reason: Law enforcement, traffic and parking staff along traffic routes and at parking lots are there to assist and direct motorists to the best routes for the closest available parking.

Saving Spaces

Policy: Saving parking spaces for other motorists is not permitted in any lot.

Reason: Parking on the University of Iowa campus is on a first-come, first served basis except in lots with reserved spaces.

Spaces for Vehicles Only

Policy: Parking spaces are for vehicles only. The use of a parking space for other reasons, such as portable grills, trailers, tents, chairs, etc. is not permitted except in authorized areas.

Reason: There are a limited number of parking spaces on the University of Iowa campus for the 70,000 fans that attend games. It is important to make every space available for use for parking.

Travel Lanes

Policy: Tailgating is not permitted in travel lanes on roads or parking lots. No tents, chairs or other items may be placed in travel lanes. The rear legs of the tent must be in front of the rear tires of the vehicle. Specific parking lots will provide painted lines to assist with tent set up. Violators of this policy will be asked by University Police Officers to dismantle the tent, tarp or canopy.

Reason: There are a limited number of parking spaces on the University of Iowa campus for the 70,000 fans that attend games. It is important to make every space available to use for parking. They can also cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.

ADA

ADA vehicles with a state issued ADA placard or license plate can park in Hospital Ramp 3 (located northeast of Kinnick Stadium) or a very limited number of surface lot spaces available in Lot 43 North of the West Campus Transportation Center. Cost is $20, payable at entry to ramp or lot.

Cars

$20 per game, payable at entry to ramp or lot:

• West portion of Lot 65
• East portion of Ramp 4
• Finkbine Golf Course driving range (weather permitting)
• Hawkeye Softball Complex
• Lower Finkbine lot
• Myrtle Avenue lot

Free of charge:

• Hancher Auditorium lot (Lot 55)
• Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85)
• Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71)

RVs

RV's can park free of charge on game days in the Lower Finkbine Lot, Hawkeye Softball Complex and University Lots 55, 71 and 85.

Fans may also elect to park in nearby Coralville and ride the Hawkeye Express Train to the Game before and after each home game of the Hawkeyes. You may park free and ride the train for $12.00 per person over the age of 12. Children 12 and under ride free. Fans that present a game-day reserved parking pass will receive two free train tickets. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena or on game-day at the Hawkeye Express depot.

Fall 2015 Parking Options

Kinnick Gold (KG) $15,000+
Up to two pre-assigned parking spaces in 43W or 43NW or up to two passes in lots 49, 75, 33, 46, 14 or 65 on a first-come, first-served basis

Kinnick Society (KS) $10,000 to $14,999
One pass in 43W, 43N, 49, 75, 33, 46, 14 or 65

Champion Hawks (KC) $6,000 to $9,999
One pass in 43N, 49, 75, 33, 46, 14 or 65

Golden Hawk (GH) $2,500 to $5,999
One pass in 49, 75, 33, 46, 14 or 65

Silver Hawk (SH) $1,200 to $2,499
One pass in 14 or 65

Public, Day of game fee
Lots Finkbine, Lower Finkbine, Softball, Newton Rd. Ramp, Myrtle Ave. Lot, 3, 11, 4, or 65W
Public RV, Day of game fee
Lots Lower Finkbine or Softball (Free parking with free shuttle service for RVs also available in 55, 71, or 85)

RV Parking Only
Lots 65 (outer spots), 75S, 43N, or 40

Free parking with free shuttle service to and from stadium
Lots 55, 71, or 85

Construction Zone (no parking permitted)

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Game-Specific Information

November 21 - Iowa vs. Purdue

  • In order to make the last home game of the Iowa Football season as safe as possible, the University of Iowa has adjusted its security measures at Kinnick Stadium for the Iowa-Purdue football game.
    • The UI Athletics Department and UI Police ask that fans arrive early, and come to the game prepared for a more extensive screening process modeled after the National Football League - which places restrictions on purses and handbags.
    • For more information on the adjustments to security measures at Kinnick, click here.
  • Saturday's game is Senior Day for the 2015 Iowa Football seniors! Make sure to be in your seats by 10:30 a.m. to help recognize this year's outstanding senior class!
  • With rains this week in the Iowa City area, grass parking is unavailable for Saturday's game. Some other public parking options include:
    • Hawkeye Express - take the train to the game! Service begins at 8:00 a.m. from the depot, located across Highway 6 from Coral Ridge Mall. Service post-game continues until 90 minutes following the end of the game.
    • Lots 3 and 11 east of the Iowa River.
    • Free parking is always available at Hancher Commuter and Hawkeye Commuter lots, with free Cambus shuttles beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending one hour following the end of the game.
  • Don't miss Saturday's pre-game activities:
    • 8:15 a.m. - Jacob County and The Damaged Goods Band performing in Krause Family Plaza
    • 9:00 a.m. - Hawk Walk through Krause Family Plaza
    • 9:45 a.m. - Hawkeye Marching Band concert in the Recreation Building
  • With the 11:00 a.m. kickoff, tailgating will be allowed for four hours following the game, with alcohol consumption being allowed for three hours following the game.
Emergency Information

Important Telephone Numbers

Athletics Ticket Office
1-800-IA-HAWKS or
319-335-9327

Athletics Administration
319-335-9247

Athletics Development/UI Foundation
319-335-3305

University of Iowa Police
319-335-5022

Game Day UI Police Headquarters
319-335-9306 or
319-335-6827

UI Hospitals and Clinics Emergency Room
319-356-2233

Game Day Hotline: Fans can report emergencies (medical or intolerable behavior) by calling the Game Day Hotline (319) 384-3000. Game management staff will assist and dispatch the appropriate response to the situation. We also encourage contacting the nearest University Police, security officer or usher for assistance. Please note this phone number is only answered on game days.

Game Day Text Messaging: Fans can report issues with their neighbors in the stands at Kinnick Stadium by sending a text message to UI officials requesting their need for assistance. The text should be sent to 69050, then type the word IOWA followed by the issue and the location. The text message is received by UI staffers, who will dispatch the appropriate response. Inappropriate or prank texts will be reported to the proper authorities.

Public Address Announcements: Only emergency announcements will be made during the game. Please contact University Police, security officers, or ushers for assistance.

Emergency Evacuation Plan: Emergency Evacuation Plan for Kinnick Stadium (pdf)

Emergency Info:

  • If you need medical assistance, please notify the nearest University Police, security officer or usher.
  • The First Aid Station, staffed by a physician and nurse, is located in the south grandstand concourse near section 212.
  • Patrons are reminded to dress for prevailing weather conditions and to bring required prescription medication that might be needed during their visit to Kinnick Stadium.
  • If you have health care problems or anticipate any special needs, please contact the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at (319) 335-9247.
Ticket Information

Season Ticket Orders: Orders for season tickets will be accepted through the listed deadline. Orders postmarked after this date will be filled if tickets are available. However, there is no guarantee that the order will receive the same seats held the previous year. After an order has been processed it cannot be changed.

Revocation of Season Tickets: The University of Iowa has a long-standing history of promoting good sports-like conduct, appropriate fan behavior and providing an environment that is safe and enjoyable for all events sponsored by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. All spectators who engage in unruly or disruptive behavior, or participate in illegal conduct are subject to ejection from all athletic events. Ticket holders are responsible both for their own conduct and the conduct of those who use their tickets to gain admission to athletic events. This also applies to tickets sold on the unauthorized secondary market (internet auction site, ticket broker, etc.)

Ticket holders to all University of Iowa athletic events purchase, hold and use their tickets subject to compliance with the following policy:

LETTER OF WARNING - A letter of warning will be issued by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to any ticket holder whose ticket is used to gain admission by any individual who is subsequently ejected from the event by law enforcement, security or event personnel for any reason. The letters of warning will be maintained and reviewed by Athletics staff and University of Iowa Police at the end of each sport season. In the case of severe conduct or repeat ejections, the ticket purchaser's ability to purchase tickets in the future may be restricted or revoked.

REVOCATION OF TICKET(S) - The ticket used by an individual to gain admission to an athletic event will be revoked for the remainder of that current sport season for, but not limited to, any of the following conduct or offenses committed within the confines of any University of Iowa Athletic facility:

  • Transport to a health care facility by law enforcement or EMS for incapacitation due to excessive drunkenness or the use of illegal drugs;
  • Citation or arrest for throwing objects;
  • Resisting arrest/obstruction;
  • Battery
  • Public urination or disorderly conduct involving violent or indecent behavior;
  • Arrest for any violation of the Code of Iowa.

Any such revocation of ticket(s) will include a refund of the purchase price of the ticket(s) on a pro rata basis for the remaining events included in the ticket package, excluding the event in which the conduct or offense was committed. In the case of repeat revocations, the ticket purchaser's ability to purchase tickets in the future may be restricted or revoked.

Questions concerning this policy should be directed to Paula Jantz, Associate Director of Athletics at (319) 335-9247.

Ordering your Iowa athletic tickets online is fast, easy and secure. To purchase tickets, click here. Fans can also call 1-800 IA-HAWKS or visit the UI Athletics Ticket Office located in the north entrance to Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Athletics Ticket Office Business Hours

The UI Athletics Ticket Office regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the north entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena and may be reached by calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS or (319) 335-9323.

Ticket Office Hours - Game Day

The ticket office at Kinnick Stadium opens three hours prior to the game through half time, and is located in the southeast corner near gate M.

Email Address:
tickets@hawkeyesports.com

Mailing Address:
UI Athletic Ticket Office
S410 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1020

Phone Number:
1-800 IA-HAWKS
(319) 335-9323

  1. PERSONAL CHECK - The name on the check must match the name shown on the application.
  2. CASHIER'S CHECK - A cashier's check or money order will be accepted at the ticket office only. The season ticket holder must present a form of photo identification.
  3. CREDIT CARD - the season ticket holder's personal credit card number and expiration date must be written correctly on the application. SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NON-ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS.
  4. PAYROLL DEDUCT - Only University of Iowa employees who are on a 50% time or greater 12-month appointment are eligible for this option. Please check the Payroll Deduction box and sign the application. To use the payroll deduct option you must return your renewal form via mail or stop by the UI Ticket Office in person as a SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS OPTION. Payroll deduction is not available online.

*Note: Online orders may only be processed using Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Right to Change or Cancel an Order: The Athletic Department reserves the right to cancel all or any part of an order and refund accordingly. It also reserves the right to change a seat assignment without prior notice.

TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE EXCEPT BETWEEN SPOUSES

Improvements are based on the University of Iowa Athletic Department Priority Point System. Priority points are calculated on an individual's total athletics contributions, current gift to athletics, years of season ticket purchase, alumni status and letter-winner status.

Requests should be made in writing and mailed along with the application. The ticket office will review each application requesting an improvement. With the high volume of requests received each year, it is impossible to personally consult with each patron concerning their request. We ask that you be as specific as possible when making your request for a change in seating.

Additional Tickets: Please send a separate form of payment for these tickets. If tickets are available, orders will be filled using the University of Iowa Athletic Department Priority Point System.

Please provide any special seating needs necessary when renewing season tickets or ordering tickets. If wheelchair accessible seating is required, please note this as well. Each special seating order will be eligible for three (3) attendant seats if available. It is important to make the ticket office aware of any special seating needs each year.

EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF AGE MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR FOOTBALL GAMES. THIS INCLUDES INFANTS IN ARMS.

Only persons whose names appear on the budget as permanent 50% or greater will be eligible to apply for two faculty/staff tickets. If employment ends prior to the mailing of season tickets, you will be required to pay the public price in order to receive your tickets. If you choose not to pay the public price, your order will be cancelled and all payments received will be refunded.

Faculty Staff ticket orders that are located in priority sections pay fifty (50) percent of the public per seat requirement unless the order has been exempted from the per seat requirements. Please contact the ticket office for further details.

Retired faculty and staff may continue to order tickets if the individual has ordered tickets for five consecutive years prior to retirement. Please make sure the ticket office has a current mailing address. The retiree must notify the ticket office of retirement to continue to receive applications.

The UI Athletics Ticket Office will only replace season tickets purchased by general public and faculty/staff season ticket holders. This service is only available to the individual who initially purchased the ticket. Student tickets are not replaceable under any circumstances. If you have any questions concerning tickets for the University of Iowa home football games, please contact the UI Athletic Ticket Office at (319) 335-9327.

All sales are final. Refunds and exchanges will not be issued.

Tickets not purchased directly from the University of Iowa Ticket Office are not guaranteed to be valid. Persons admitted with invalid tickets may be removed from the event.

General public will call is located in the southeast exterior of Kinnick Stadium, between Gates A and M. Media will call is located at Gate I and the visiting team pass gate is located at Gate L.

Kinnick Stadium Information

ATMs are located in the west concourse of Kinnick Stadium near Gate G, the north concourse near Gate I, and in the center of the south grandstand concourse near Gate A.

  • Season-long and game-by-game rentals are available. Customer information and service booths are located near Gates A, G, H and M.
  • If you need maintenance on your rented chairback, call Hawkeye Seat Customer Service at 866-895-7106 during normal business hours.
  • Personal chair backs are not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium.

For the safety and enjoyment of all fans at Kinnick Stadium, The University of Iowa and the Iowa Hawkeyes encourage respectful, courteous and considerate behavior by all fans. It is our intention to provide the very best game-day experience possible and we can only accomplish that goal if you are fully aware of your responsibility as a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Remember, as a fan, you are representing The University of Iowa, so act appropriately. Be proud and cheer loud but remember to watch your language, there are children in the stands.

  • Welcome visiting teams and their fans.
  • Respect game officials.
  • If you consume alcohol before the game, know your limit and stay well beneath it.
  • Show your Hawkeye pride and wear your black and gold!

The following behavior will not be tolerated and will result in ejection from Kinnick Stadium and may result in arrest and revocation of season tickets:

  • Foul, abusive language or obscene gestures
  • The appearance of intoxication or other signs of impairment
  • Possession or drinking of alcohol in unapproved areas in the stadium
  • Fighting, taunting or threatening remarks or gestures; unruly and disruptive fans
  • Any disruption of the game by fans' actions
  • All entrance gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
  • Patrons will NOT be permitted to exit and re-enter Kinnick Stadium.
  • All items will be thoroughly inspected at each gate. We recommend that fans do not bring purses, bags or other items to the stadium to speed up entry. Express lanes are provided for fans without items to be searched at Gates C, G, I and M. Patrons are subject to search and the University reserves the right to refuse entry.
  • ALLOWED ITEMS: The following items are allowed inside Kinnick Stadium:
    • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 14" X 14"
    • One-gallon clear plastic bag (Ziploc or similar)
    • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5" X 6.5"
    • Sealed plastic water bottles (no flavored water)
    • Food (limited to a one gallon clear plastic bag)
    • Binocular cases
    • Blankets and seat cushions
    • Patrons with infants will be permitted to bring a diaper bag
  • PROHIBITED ITEMS: The following items are not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium and admission will be denied to anyone carrying the following items:
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Coolers, kegs, camel backs, thermoses, canned or bottled beverages (except sealed plastic water bottles)
    • Backpacks, purses, handbags and cinch bags
    • Banners and signs
    • Tobacco of any kind
    • Weapons of any kind
    • Personal seat backs
    • Large lens cameras or tripods
    • Umbrellas
    • Strollers
    • Noisemakers or any disruptive devices
    • Footballs
  • Fans can utilize a complimentary bag check located in the Recreation Building to secure items not permitted in Kinnick Stadium. Bag check is available 90 minutes prior to kickoff and will close one hour after the end of game. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is not responsible for items left at gates and the Division of Recreational Services is not responsible for items not claimed at the bag check area. The University reserves the right to eject anyone not adhering to Kinnick Stadium policies. This includes unruly and disruptive fans.
  • Got questions while inside Kinnick Stadium? "Information" customer service booths are located at the four corners inside Kinnick Stadium. Staff members wearing lime green apparel are stationed at these booths to assist you with your game day questions so you can get back to cheering the Hawkeyes to victory!
  • Guest Services is located in the south concourse near section 213. Lost and found is located in this area until one hour after the game. After this time, lost items may be claimed by call 319-384-2797 or by inquiring in person at the University of Iowa Lost and Found Office, Room 809 University Capitol Centre, located in the basement of the Old Capitol Mall. Information regarding use and storage of ADA equipment can be found in person at Guest Services.
  • NOTE: Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should contact University Police, security personnel, ticket takers or ushers located throughout the stadium or go to the University Police game day headquarters, located in the west concourse near Section 123.
  • Lost and Found is located at the Guest Services area in the south concourse near section 213 until one hour after the game. After this time, lost items may be claimed by calling 319-384-2797 or by inquiring in person at the University of Iowa Lost and Found Office, Room 809 University Capitol Centre, located in the basement of the Old Capitol Mall.
  • Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should contact University Police, security personnel, ticket takers or ushers located throughout the stadium or go to the game day headquarters for University Police located in the west concourse near Section 123.

Fans with seating inside Paul W. Brechler Press Box are provided elevator access in Gates D and F.

Welcome to our healthy campus community! We are smoke and tobacco free. Among the items prohibited from use on campus and inside Kinnick Stadium are:

  • Cigarettes and cigars
  • Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
  • Chewing or smokeless tobacco
  • Snuff or snus

  • Recycling: Plastic recycling is available in Kinnick Stadium. Please use the recycling containers located throughout the stadium.
  • Restrooms: Men's and women's rest rooms are located throughout Kinnick Stadium. Portable rest rooms are located outside Kinnick Stadium and in UI parking lots. Specially-equipped rest rooms for persons with disabilities are located in the northwest corner of the north grandstand and in the south grandstand concourse near sections 215 and 218. Prior to the gates opening, persons with disabilities can utilize the handicap accessible rest rooms by entering Kinnick Stadium through Gates H, I, M and B.
  • Stay off the field: For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a game shall spectators be permitted to enter the playing field. Access will be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly credentialed individuals. While we love the enthusiasm of our fans, serious injury can occur to fans, coaching staff and student-athletes. Unauthorized persons may be subject to arrest and prosecution.
  • Telephones: Courtesy phones for local calls only are available in the south concourse near Gate A.
Tailgating

Speakers that can stand alone or are connected to an amplifier are prohibited. Small "boom boxes" are permitted but the sound cannot extend past your tailgate area. Live musical bands are not allowed at tailgating sites.

Fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes are some of the loudest and proudest in the country and we are thankful for their enthusiasm. However, a very small number of fans can have a very big negative impact on the game day experience of fans around them. Please help us in our effort to make game day at historic Kinnick Stadium a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone by reviewing the information below and taking a moment on game day to "Think Before You Drink."

Policy: Tailgating that includes the responsible and lawful use of alcohol is permitted within the parameters determined by law and University rules and protocols.

Fans tailgating the night immediately prior to game day on public property are reminded that the possession of an open container of beer, wine or consumption of hard liquor is prohibited by law. Law enforcement officers will ask fans to empty the container or issue a citation.

On football game days only, beer and wine are allowed in UI parking areas. Patrons and ticket holders are advised that state law prohibits hard liquor consumption of possession of an opened bottle of hard liquor on public property, which includes university parking lots and ramps. Law enforcement will empty any opened, visible bottle of hard liquor and may issue a citation.

The State of Iowa's minimum legal drinking age is 21. Law enforcement will stop anyone who appears to be underage transporting beer and other alcoholic beverages. If underage, a PAULA citation will be issued and all alcoholic beverages will be emptied.

Beer trucks, kegs, open bars and people in possession of exorbitant amounts of alcohol will not be permitted in any UI parking area including parking ramps. Violators will be asked to leave University property immediately.

Anyone in possession of an open container (including beer, wine and hard liquor) while walking/driving to University property on the public sidewalks and roads will be issued a citation and the beverage will be confiscated.

Any persons who appear intoxicated will be refused entry into the stadium and are subject to arrest. Any persons who appear intoxicated or those possessing or drinking alcohol in unapproved areas of the stadium will be ejected without refund and are subject to arrest. Any alcohol discovered in unapproved areas in the stadium will be confiscated. The University reserves the right to search patrons for alcoholic beverages.

  • For games starting at 11:00 a.m., consumption of alcoholic beverages must cease three hours after the game. All tailgating activities in University owned parking lots and ramps must end four hours after an 11:00 a.m. game.
  • For games starting in the afternoon, consumption of alcoholic beverages must cease two hours after the game and all tailgating activities in University owned parking lots and ramps must end three hours after the game.
  • For games starting in the evening (6:00 p.m. or later), post-game tailgating is not permitted.

During the final hour of the post-game tailgating, fans will be asked to pack up tents, tables, chairs, grills, etc. and begin to make their exit from University parking lots and ramps. Post-game alcohol and tailgate compliance will be enforced by UI officials. The exception to this policy is that RV owners will be allowed to spend the night, however, tailgating activities will not be permitted past the designated time.

Reason: In an effort to encourage an enjoyable experience for all fans attending games at Kinnick Stadium, persons who are intoxicated or who are in possession of alcohol will be removed from the stadium.

Policy: Inflatables such as balloons and blimps are prohibited from being flown or tethered from vehicles parked in the lots. Drones are not allowed without prior permission from University Police.

Reason: Tethered inflatables and drones of any kind pose a danger in addition to creating a safety risk for others in the parking lots and to air ambulances arriving and departing from UI Hospitals and Clinics.

Policy: Live musical bands are not allowed at tailgating areas.

Reason: This policy is intended to protect the enjoyment of other fans. Musical tastes and tolerable noise levels vary greatly from tailgate party to tailgate party.

LP and charcoal grills and LP heaters; when temperature warrants, are permitted in parking lots and are prohibited in parking ramps. Please do not place used charcoal, embers, or ash in trash cans, under trees, or leave it in the parking areas. LP grills or heaters are limited to 1, 20# LP cylinder per device; no spare or additional cylinders will be allowed. Open wood fires or wood fires enclosed in portable fire pits are not permitted.

Policy: Caterers must have proper parking permits to gain entry into reserved UI parking lots.

Reason: Parking lot attendants are instructed to only allow vehicles with parking permits into reserved lots. They cannot be expected to monitor vehicles that intend to drop off items and leave the lots.

Fans First is an effort to better serve our fans by stationing customer service staff in high visibility areas outside Kinnick Stadium, as well as the four corners of the concourse inside the stadium. Look for the "Information" flags, tents and booths with staff members wearing lime green apparel. They will be ready and waiting to assist you with your game day questions so you can enjoy cheering on the Hawkeyes to victory!

Policy: It is the responsibility of each fan to secure tailgate items prior to entering the stadium. Fans should lock food, beverages and valuables out of sight in vehicles; extinguish all fires or flames; unplug all electrical outlets; secure barbeque pits, chairs, and ice chests; and store alcoholic beverages in locked containers.

Reason: The University of Iowa cannot ensure the security of tailgate areas.

Fans can report emergencies (medical or intolerable behavior) by calling the Game Day Hotline (319) 384-3000, or by sending a text message to 69050, then type the word IOWA followed by the issue and the location.

  1. For games starting at 11:00 a.m., consumption of alcoholic beverages must cease three hours after the game. All tailgating activities in University owned parking lots and ramps must end four hours after an 11:00 a.m. game.
  2. For games starting in the afternoon, consumption of alcoholic beverages must cease two hours after the game and all tailgating activities in University owned parking lots and ramps must end three hours after the game.
  3. For games starting in the evening (6:00 p.m. or later), post-game tailgating is not permitted.

Policy: Tents, tarps or canopies are not permitted if they impede foot or vehicular traffic or if they extend into an additional parking space, except in authorized areas. Tents are not permitted in Lot 43 West.Violators of this policy will be asked to dismantle the tent, tarp, or canopy.

Reason: There are a limited number of parking spaces on the University of Iowa campus for the 70,000 fans that attend games. It is important to make every space available for parking. They can also cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.

Open wood fires or wood fires enclosed in portable pits are not permitted. LP and charcoal grills and LP heaters, when temperatures warrant, are permitted in parking lots but are prohibited in parking ramps.