University of Iowa News Release
Sept. 29, 2004
Homecoming Festivities Under Way
Homecoming 2004 is under way, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kinnick Stadium and honoring former University of Iowa athletic director Bump Elliott as this year's parade grand marshal.
To accommodate the parade, downtown streets will be blocked to traffic at times on Friday, Oct. 1.
Elliott served as the UI's athletic director for 21 years. He was a prominent halfback for the University of Michigan in the 1940s and later became head football coach at Michigan from 1959-68. He was also an assistant at UI from 1952-1956 and returned as athletic director in 1970.
To commemorate the event, a special 75th anniversary of Kinnick Stadium button is on sale, as well as a commemorative t-shirt. Buttons may be purchased for $2, t-shirts for $12 ($14 for size XXL) at the Hawk Shop and University Book Store.
This year's other Homecoming activities include:
Thursday, Sept. 30
Friday, Oct. 1
The step off time for the parade is at 5:45 p.m. Many downtown parking spots will be posted for no parking on Oct. 1 downtown and east of the downtown Iowa City area.
Saturday, Oct. 2
This year's sponsors are WB-TV 20, Coral Ridge Mall, Roberts Dairy, University Book Stores, UI Alumni Association, KZIA FM (Z102.9), Taco Bell, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa Hawk Shop and University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.
MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, firstname.lastname@example.org.