Football Gameday
NEW for 2016!

The Iowa Athletic Department is putting our loyal and outstanding fans first this season, as we work to make your experience at Kinnick Stadium as enjoyable and memorable as we can!

  • Fans First: Back for its second season, Customer Service staff will be stationed both outside and inside Kinnick Stadium. They will assist with any questions or concerns you may have about your game day experience. Just look for the staff members in lime green shirts and coats near the gold "INFORMATION" flags and tents! For more information regarding specific locations, click here.
  • Clear Bag Policy: To allow for safer and speedier entry into Kinnick Stadium, the University of Iowa has adopted a clear bag policy modeled after the National Football League. For more information on the adjustments to security measures at Kinnick, click here. This is a continuation of the policy put in place for the final home game of the 2015 season versus Purdue.
    • For information on items allowed and not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium, click here.
  • Tailgating Hours: You're invited to enjoy the atmosphere around Kinnick Stadium throughout football game days, and responsible tailgating will be encouraged with relaxed hours following home football games this fall, except after night games. Post-game tailgating will still be prohibited for games starting after 6:00 p.m.
  • Construction on Dubuque Street: Traffic patterns will change on Dubuque Street for football fans. For complete details, please click here.
  • Stay up to speed! For the latest parking, gate and weather updates before and during game days, follow @IowaEvent on Twitter.
Game-Specific Information
  • Krause Family Plaza will be open from 8:00 a.m. until kickoff and then again during halftime. Be sure to be in the Krause Family Plaza at 9:00 a.m. to cheer for your Iowa Hawkeyes during the Hawk Walk!
  • Iowa's Hawkeye Marching Band will not have a pre-game concert on Saturday, but the drumline will perform at 9:15 a.m. outside the southeast corner of the Recreation Building.
  • Families are encouraged to check out the Kid's Zone during pregame from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the outdoor football practice fields!
  • For the latest parking, gate and weather updates before and during game days, follow @IowaEvent on Twitter.
Allowed Items

Allowed Items: The following items are allowed inside Kinnick Stadium.

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
  • Binocular cases
  • Blankets and seat cushions
  • Clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5" x 6.5" (with or without a handle or strap)
  • Diaper bag (permitted for patrons with infants)
  • One-gallon clear plastic bag (Ziploc or similar)
  • Plastic water bottles (sealed and non-flavored water)
  • Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at the gates.

Prohibited Items: The following items are not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium.

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Backpacks, purses, handbags and cinch bags
  • Banners and signs
  • Coolers, kegs, camel backs, thermoses, canned or bottle beverages (except sealed plastic water bottles)
  • Footballs
  • Large lens cameras (6" or more) or tripods
  • Noisemakers, horns, bugles or any disruptive devices
  • Personal chairbacks
  • Strollers
  • Tobacco of any kind (including e-cigarettes)
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Admission will be denied to anyone carrying the following items.

The University reserves the right to eject anyone not adhering to Kinnick Stadium polices. This includes unruly and disruptive fans.

Game Day Assistance

To review the Emergency Evacuation Plan for Kinnick Stadium, click here.

Customer Service staff will be stationed both outside and inside Kinnick Stadium. They will assist with any questions or concerns you may have about your game day experience. Just look for the staff members in lime green shirts and coats near the gold "INFORMATION" flags and tents!

  • Outside Stadium Locations: Hawkeye Express Depot, south of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Recreation Building, Lot 75 North, Veterans Affairs (VA) Bus Loop, Lot 43 West, Krause Family Plaza (KFP) and Hospital Ramp 4.
  • Inside Stadium Locations: Inside all four corners (Gates B, H, I and M) and inside Gate A.

Fans First

First Aid Station is located inside Kinnick Stadium on the south concourse, near section 212. The First Aid Station is staffed by a physician and nurse.

Guest Services is located on the south concourse, near section 213. Lost and found is located in this area until one hour after the game. For more information regarding lost and found, click here.

UI Police: (319) 335-5022
UI Police Game Day Headquarters: (319) 335-9306 or (319) 335-6827
UI Hospitals & Clinics Emergency Room: (319) 356-2233

Game Day Hotline: (319) 384-3000

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

Game Day Text Messaging: 69050

  • You can report issues with your neighbors in the stands at Kinnick Stadium by sending a text message to UI staffers requesting your 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.

Lost patrons and persons looking for lost patrons should contact the UI Police, security officers, ticket takers or ushers located throughout the stadium.

If you need medical assistance, please notify the nearest UI Police, security officer or usher. If you have health care problems or anticipate any special needs, please contact the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at (319) 335-9247 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Only emergency announcements will be made during the game. Please contact UI Police, security officers, or ushers for assistance.

UI Police Game Day Headquarters is located inside Kinnick Stadium on the west concourse, near section 123. To contact the UI Police Headquarters during day of game, please call (319) 335-9306 or (319) 335-6827.

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 H, I and M.
  • If you need maintenance on your rented chairback, call Hawkeye Seat Customer Service at (866) 895-7106 during normal business hours.
  • Personal chairbacks 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.
  • 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.
  • All entrance gates open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
  • You will not be permitted to exit and re-enter Kinnick Stadium.
  • Express Lanes: all items will be thoroughly inspected at each gate. We recommend that you do not bring 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, and I. Patrons are subject to search and the University reserves the right to refuse entry.
  • Allowed and Prohibited Items: For a detailed list of items allowed and not allowed inside Kinnick Stadium, click here.
  • Bag Check: you may utilize a complimentary bag check located in the Recreation Building to secure items not permitted inside Kinnick Stadium. Bag check is available two hours prior to kick-off 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 back check area.
  • Game Day Location: Lost and found is located at the Guest Services area in the south concourse of Kinnick Stadium, near section 213, until one hour after the game. After this time, lost items are taken to the University of Iowa Lost and Found Office.
  • Weekday Location: University of Iowa Lost and Found Office is located on the southwest side of the University Capitol Centre (UCC) on the lower level, Room #809. Lost items may be claimed by calling (319) 384-2797 or e-mailing lost@uiowa.edu.
    • Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday (closed Wednesdays, weekends, and university holidays).

Fans with seating inside Paul W. Brechler Press Box are provided elevator access in Gates D and F located on the west side of Kinnick Stadium.

Men's and women's restrooms are located through Kinnick Stadium's concourse.

  • Family Restrooms: Family restrooms are located inside Kinnick Stadium on the south concourse, near sections 215 and 218.
  • Lactation Room Requests: Nursing mothers can utilize the family restrooms or the First Aid Station, located on the south concourse, near section 212. To bring in any necessary equipment, please call (319) 335-9247 during normal business hours.

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

Game Day Parking

Parking Information - 2016 Season

Opening Time for Lots: Selected University of Iowa parking lots (Lots 33, 40, 43, 49, 65, 75, 85 and Myrtle) are open between 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. the night before all home football games. All other parking lots open at 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home football 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 restroom. No travel trailer, "5th wheels" or pull-behind trailers are allowed in any UI parking lot except the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85).

Parking Options

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

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

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

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

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

Public, Day of game fee
Lots Myrtle Ave., 3, 11, or 65 or Ramp 4
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 40, 43N, 65 (outer spots) or 75S

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

Construction Zone (no parking permitted)

DOWNLOAD PDF MAP

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

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

  • Kinnick Society Gold (KG), Kinnick Society (KS) and Champion Hawk (KC) Automobiles: Lots 43 West, 43 North and 49.
  • Golden Hawk (GH) Automobiles and above: Lots 75 North, 33, 46 and 49.
  • Silver Hawk (SH) Automobiles and above: 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, east portion of Ramp 4, Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot, Lower Finkbine Lot (hard surface), Myrtle Avenue Lot, and the Campus Recreation and Wellness Lot (Lot 11).
  • Parking will be available at the Finkbine Golf Course Driving Range and the Lower Finkbine grass lot, depending upon weather. For the most up-to-date information on changes in parking availability, please follow @IowaEvent on Twitter.
  • 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 elect to park in nearby Coralville and ride the Hawkeye Express Train.

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, north of the West Campus Transportation Center.

Opening Time for Lots

Selected University of Iowa parking lots (Lots 40, 43 North, 65 and 75 South) are open between 7:30 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. the night before all home football games. All other parking lots open at 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home football game. To gain admittance, the appropriate parking lot pass must be presented at all times.
*Activities in Carver-Hawkeye Arena may require an adjustment in the opening of some parking lots.

Following each home football game, RV owners will be allowed to spend the night in the parking lot.

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.

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 Lot and at Lower Finkbine Lot. Free RV parking and shuttle service is available from three different campus locations - UI Athletics Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71), Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85), and Hancher Auditorium Lot (Lot 55).
  • General Public Season RV Parking: Football season ticketholders can order season general parking RV passes via the UI Athletic Ticket Office at a cost of $300 and park on the hard surface area of Finkbine Golf Course, the Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot, and Lower Finkbine Lot.
  • Charter Bus Parking: Available parking is located along Hawkins Drive, next to the Dental College Parking Lot.

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 as 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.

CAMBUS service is free and open to the general public at all times. On game days the UI parking lots listed below offer dedicated game day CAMBUS shuttles. Shuttles run continuously before, during, and after the game. Visit http://www.ebongo.org/routes/uiowa for route maps and current bus locations.

  • Pre-game shuttle service is provided two hours prior to kick-off for Parking Lots 55, 71, and 85.
  • Post-game shuttle service is provided for approximately one hour post-game for Parking Lots 55, 71, and 85.

Hancher Auditorium Parking Lot (Lot 55)

  • Pick-up is located at the CAMBUS stop in Hancher Auditorium Parking Lot (Lot 55)
  • Drops off at the bus loop on Newton Road

Hawkeye Commuter Parking Lot (Lot 85)

  • Pick-up is located at the CAMBUS stop in the Hawkeye Commuter Parking Lot
  • Drops off at the bus stop east of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Elliott Drive

UI Athletics Hall of Fame Parking Lot (Lot 71)

  • Pick-up is on Prairie Meadow Drive
  • Drops off at the bus stop east of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Elliott Drive

Downtown Iowa City

  • Pick-up is at the CAMBUS stop on Washington Street, outside of Schaeffer Hall
  • Drops off at the VA Loop

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.

  • Pre-Game
    • Begins three hours prior to kick-off for 11:00 a.m. games and four hours prior to kick-off for all other games.
  • Post-Game
    • Begins at the start of the fourth quarter and continues until 90 minutes after the game.

Leave the driving to the Hawkeyes as you ride in luxury from the Hawkeye Express Depot to the southwest corner of historic Kinnick Stadium. The trip to Kinnick Stadium takes approximately ten minutes.

The Hawkeye Express Depot is conveniently located just minutes off Interstate 80 near the Coral Ridge Mall (2435 James St, Coralville, IA 52241). Parking is free in lots and on the street near the Depot.

Hawkeye Express Tickets
  • Round-trip tickets will be available for purchase on game day at the Hawkeye Express Depot on a cash-only basis. Round-trip train service costs just $12 per person with children 12 and under riding for free.
  • Fans can trade one pre-paid parking pass for two Hawkeye Express tickets at the Depot.
  • Fans wishing to purchase round-trip tickets prior to game day may do so in person from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) at the UI 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 near Kinnick Stadium. Please see the ADA Parking section for more information.

For more information about the Hawkeye Express, please call (319) 335-9247.

ADA

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

  • Hospital Ramp 3
  • Lot 43 North

For more information on ADA parking options, click here.

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 (when weather permits)
  • Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot
  • Lower Finkbine Lot (hard surface)
  • Lower Finkbine Lot (grass parking when weather permits)
  • Myrtle Avenue Lot
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Lot (Lot 11)

Hourly rate of $1.00/hour:

  • Library Lot (Lot 3)
  • Newton Road Ramp

Free of charge:

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

Recreational Vehicles (RV)

$50 per game, payable at entry to lot:

  • Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot
  • Lower Finkbine Lot (hard surface)

Free of charge:

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

Fans may also ride the Hawkeye Express.

  • 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.
  • For street closures related to construction projects, please see the "Traffic/Construction Updates" section.
Tailgating

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 negative impact on the game day experience of fans around them. Please help us in our effort to make game day at Kinnick Stadium a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone by reviewing the information below and taking a moment to "Think Before You Drink."

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

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 UI parking lots and ramps.

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.

Inside Kinnick Stadium: The University reserves the right to search patrons for alcoholic beverages. Any persons who appear intoxicated will be refused entry into the stadium. In an effort to encourage an enjoyable experience for all fans attending games at Kinnick Stadium, 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.

Night Prior to Game: If you tailgate the night immediately prior to game day, please remember that possession of an open container of beer, wine or consumption of hard liquor is prohibited by law on public property.

Open Container: 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.

Underage Drinking: 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.

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. 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.

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.

LP and charcoal grills and LP heaters; when temperature warrants, are permitted in parking lots but 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 one, 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.

You're invited to enjoy the atmosphere around Kinnick Stadium on football game days. The restrictions on tailgating hours have been relaxed, provided that tailgating is done responsibly. However, tailgating will not be allowed following games starting after 6:00 p.m.

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: It is your responsibility to secure tailgate items prior to entering the stadium. You 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.

You 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.

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.

Ticket Information

UI Athletics Ticket Office Business Hours: The UI Athletics Ticket Office regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the North Entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Game Day Ticket Office Hours: Kinnick Stadium's ticket office is located in the southeast exterior corner of Kinnick Stadium, between Gates A and M. The ticket office opens three hours prior to kick-off, and remains open through halftime.

Season Ticket Orders: Orders for season tickets will be accepted through the listed deadline. Orders postmarked after the deadline 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.

Improve Season Ticket Seats: 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: 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.

Lost or Stolen Tickets: 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.

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

Transfer Season Ticket Seats: Tickets are not transferable, except between spouses.

UI Faculty/Staff Guidelines: 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.

  • Priority Sections: Faculty and staff ticket orders that are located in priority sections pay 50% of the public per seat requirement unless the order has been exempted from the per seat requirements.
  • Retired Faculty/Staff: FRetired 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.

Youth Tickets: Everyone must have a ticket for entry, regardless of age. This includes infant in arms.

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 UI 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 Tickets(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 UI 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.

For questions concerning this policy, please call (319) 335-9247 during normal business hours.

Please provide any special 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 attendant seats, if available. It is important to make the ticket office aware of any special seating needs each year.

For special seating needs, please call the UI Athletics Ticket Office at (319) 335-9323.

Order Online: Ordering your tickets online is fast, easy and secure. To purchase tickets, click here.

Phone Number: You can also call the UI Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800 IA-HAWKS or (319) 335-9323.

Email Address: tickets@hawkeyesports.com

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

Invalid Ticket: Tickets not purchased directly from the UI Athletics Ticket Office are not guaranteed to be valid. Persons admitted with invalid tickets may be removed from the game.

General Public Will Call: Located in the southeast exterior of Kinnick Stadium, between Gates A and M.

Media Will Call: Located at Gate I, northeast exterior of Kinnick Stadium.

Visiting Team Pass Gate: Located at Gate L, east exterior of Kinnick Stadium.

Traffic and Construction Updates

Road Construction
Motorists should take note of these construction areas and possible lane reductions and allow extra travel time or seek an alternate route, as delays may occur. Use caution when traveling through construction areas.

  • Iowa City Gateway Project: Hawkeye Fans will see changes to access into Iowa City via Dubuque Street as the City of Iowa City's Gateway Project is completed over the next two years. Historically, Dubuque Street has offered four lanes of traffic - two lanes in both north-bound and south-bound directions. During the 2016 Iowa Football season, fans will see only two lanes of available traffic between Foster Road and Park Road.

    Pre-game, Dubuque Street will remain as is under the current Gateway Project configuration, with one lane of traffic in each direction. Fans should be prepared for delays on their way to Kinnick Stadium and plan to arrive earlier this season. Fans entering Iowa City from Interstate 80 are encouraged to use alternate routes, such as Dodge Street (Exit 246) and Coral Ridge Ave/Hwy 6 (Exit 240), as well as ride the Hawkeye Express train, which departs from the Fount Plaza (2441 James Street) in Coralville. First Avenue in Coralville (Exit 242) will continue to experience heavy traffic on home Football game days.

    Post-game, Dubuque Street will temporarily convert to a one-way road between Park Road and Foster Road, with two lanes of outbound traffic to accommodate heavy traffic leaving Iowa City. The two lanes of north-bound traffic post-game represent no change from previous seasons.

    Additional traffic control staff will be stationed on Dubuque Street both pre- and post-game for as long as traffic patterns dictate.

    Project updates are also regularly posted to icgov.org/gatewayproject, as well as the City of Iowa City Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Fans wishing to receive updates via e-mail can sign-up for City of Iowa City E-subscription notifications. After you create your online account, be sure to select "Iowa City Gateway Project Updates" under the "Construction and Housing" category to receive e-mails related to the construction schedule and traffic adjustments.

    The Iowa City Gateway Project is a flood mitigation effort that will raise Dubuque Street while also lifting and replacing the Park Road Bridge. To learn more, visit icgov.org/gatewayproject.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, click here.