Sept. 9, 2008
UI Athletics offers advice for fans attending Iowa-Iowa State game Saturday
The following are just some of the recommendations the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has for fans attending this year's Iowa-Iowa State college football game at historic Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City Saturday, Sept. 13.
Fans are strongly encouraged to review the game-day policies and procedures fan guide available online behind the "Game Day Central" link located on the home page of hawkeyesports.com.
Leave early, and bring your tickets
All fans attending the game are strongly encouraged to begin their trip to Kinnick early. Traffic is always extremely heavy and while there isn't significant construction going on in the immediate area around Kinnick or the Iowa City/Coralville community, traffic into the area will be congested. And don't leave for Iowa City without checking to make certain you have your game tickets. The UI Athletics Ticket Office cannot duplicate game tickets on game day.
Parking map is online
Fans are reminded that there is no single-game parking available in the areas immediately near Kinnick. Please visit http://www.uifootballparking.com for a comprehensive map of game-day parking options.
Hawkeye Express is fun and efficient
One of the best ways to solve your parking problem is to let the UI do the driving by riding the Hawkeye Express. You park for free and ride to and from the game by train. The Hawkeye Express depot is located near the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) at the corner of U.S. Highway 6 and 26th Avenue in Coralville -- just five minutes off Interstate 80. More information about the Hawkeye Express can be found by clicking on the "Game Day Central" icon on the home page at: http://www.hawkeyesports.com.
Olive Court no longer available
Longtime privately owned game-day parking option Olive Court is no longer available. The property located just two blocks from Kinnick has been sold and is not being used for football game-day parking. Fans who have used this option in the past should consider using the parking and tailgating opportunity at the UI's Finkbine Golf Course, located just two blocks west of Kinnick.
Enter Kinnick early
Fans are advised to make their way to their seats in Kinnick approximately 30 minutes before kickoff. By doing so, you give yourself the best chance to enjoy the pre-game show and to see kickoff.
Consume beverages responsibly
All fans attending the game and tailgating before, during and after are encouraged to do so responsibly.
State law prohibits smoking
The new state law that prohibits smoking on public property is applicable to the campus of the UI and including Kinnick. UI does not provide stadium pass outs and re-entry is not permitted.
Stay off the playing field
Fans are encouraged to avoid entering the playing field post-game. Severe injuries can occur and, in fact, have happened at other facilities where fans have disregarded stadium policies and entered the playing field. Persons entering the playing field do so at their own risk and are subject to legal action.
RESPECT ... Give It. Get It.
Fans are asked to respect themselves, respect their neighbors, respect the opponents, respect public property, and respect university property. Respect -- if you give it, you get it.
A comprehensive summary of game-day policies and procedures is available online at http://hawkeyesports.cstv.com/gameday/gameday-m-footbl.html. Fans can also call 1-800-IA-HAWKS and ask for the ticket office for ticket-related questions and event management for game-day matters unrelated to tickets.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500
MEDIA CONTACT: Phil Haddy, Sports Information, 319-335-9411, firstname.lastname@example.org