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Street Closures

Hawkins Drive: For the safety of our fans, the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will be closing Hawkins Drive, directly east of Kinnick Stadium (from Evashevski Drive to Melrose Avenue) to vehicular traffic two and a half hours prior to kick-off until two hours post-game.

  • Vehicles wanting access to University parking lots and ramps east of Hawkins Drive (14, 49, Ramp 4) and private residences on and south of Melrose Avenue must approach from Melrose Avenue (eastbound) or from Riverside Drive and up Grand Avenue (westbound).
  • Charter buses parking on Hawkins Drive must enter off Hawkins Drive from the north after closure begins (two and a half hours prior to kick-off).

Melrose Avenue: Melrose Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic (westbound) between Hawkins Drive and Evashevski Drive approximately one hour before game time. Post-game traffic on Melrose Avenue will be two lanes westbound, starting from Evashevski Drive and continuing to US-218. All post-game traffic east of Evashevski Drive will be forced eastbound toward Riverside Drive.

Road Closures
Hawkeye Express Train
Post Game Train Line

Tickets: Round-trip train service costs just $15 (previously $12) per person with children 12 and under riding for free. Everyone must have a ticket to board the train, regardless of age. Fans will no longer be allowed to trade one pre-paid parking pass for two Hawkeye Express tickets.

Post-Game Train Line: To better serve our Hawkeye Express customers, we are implementing a new post-game queueing system! Please see the diagram below for details.

ADA Parking

Hospital Ramp 3 is SOLD OUT with season-long ADA parking passes. As such, day of game ADA parking will NOT be available in Ramp 3. Fans needing ADA parking who do not have a Ramp 3 pass should park in 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 (cash only).

ADA Shuttles

Hours of Operations: Complimentary ADA golf cart shuttles will begin two hours prior to kick-off and continue until one hour after the completion of the game.

Pregame Pick-Up Locations: ADA golf cart shuttles will only pick-up at the locations listed below, denoted with blue ADA Shuttle flags.

No requests for special pick-ups or drop-off will be honored.

Pick-up Location Drop-off Location
Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Elliott Dr. Gate H
Lot 75, Cambus Stop Gate H
Veterans Affairs Bus Loop, Newton Rd. Gate H
Lot 43 North Gate H
Ramp 3, Evashevski Dr. Gate M & Gate H
Ramp 4, South Grand Ave. Gate M & Gate H
Lot 49 Gate M

Post-Game Pick-Up Locations: Due to heavy pedestrian traffic post-game, ADA golf cart shuttles will only be available outside of the following gates, denoted by ADA flags:

  • Outside of Gate H, located on the northwest side of the stadium, off of Evashevski Drive.
  • Outside of Gate M, located on the southeast side of the stadium, off of Hawkins Drive.

ADA golf cart drivers have been instructed to drop off riders at designated pre-game pick-up locations only.

ADA Shuttles
Charter and Limousines

Available parking is located along Hawkins Drive, next to the Dental College Parking Lot. Space is limited to the first 15 buses. To guarantee a space, a pre-paid option has been added this year. You can pre-pay by contacting prior to noon on Wednesday of game week. Tailgating is not allowed near the bus parking areas. Buses are required to depart within 30 minutes of the end of the game.

Gate Information

All exterior gates open 90 minutes prior to kick-off. Suite and Club ticket holders can access the Press Box through Gates D and F starting two hours prior to kick-off. Be sure to check your ticket to find out what gate is recommended for entry based on your seat location! Fans will not be permitted to exit and re-enter Kinnick Stadium.

Express Lanes: To expedite entry, express lanes will be available at all gates (except E and I) for individuals entering the stadium without bags. To avoid delays entering the stadium, we encourage you to arrive as early as possible and without a bag.

Allowed and Prohibited Items: All items will be thoroughly inspected at each gate. For a detailed list of items allowed and not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium, visit

Bag Drop-Off: A complimentary bag drop-off located in the Recreation Building to secure items not permitted inside Kinnick Stadium. Bag drop-off is available two hours prior to kick-off and will close one hour after the end of game. After this time, left items may be claimed at the UI Lost and Found by calling (319) 384-2797 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Monday and Tuesday) or 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Thursday and Friday).

The following items are not accepted as part of the bag drop-off:

  • Pets or animals of any kind.
  • Weapons of any kind.
  • Food and/or beverages of any kind (including containers).

The University of Iowa is not responsible for items left at gates and the items not claimed at the bag drop-off area.