IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa football team hosts its annual “Kids’ Day at Kinnick” Saturday, Aug. 12.
Gates to Kinnick Stadium open at 11 a.m. (CT), with practice scheduled to begin at noon. The Hawkeyes will sign autographs for kids only at approximately 11:30 a.m. along the front of the west and south stands. Free posters, cards, magnets, key tags, and rosters will be available inside all open gates. Fans are discouraged from bringing additional items to be autographed.
Prior to the action on the field, activities will be held in the Krause Family Plaza, which opens to the public at 9 a.m. Hawkeye Fans are invited to visit the Kids Zone for inflatable games, face painting, temporary tattoos, other prizes, and a chance to meet Herky the Hawk. The Iowa mascot will be available for photos from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Other kid-friendly activities will be provided by University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Alliant Energy, Kubota Tractors, Iowa Corn, Noodles & Company, Delta Dental of Iowa, and Mellow Mushroom. Families can also learn more about joining the Junior Hawk Club and the benefits provided to those in the club. The members of Junior Hawk Club will have the chance to get an exclusive tour of the Kinnick Stadium press box.
Free parking is available on hard surface lots, while normal ramp fees will be charged. Concession stands will be open, with items being sold at discounted prices.
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Fans attending “Kids’ Day at Kinnick” should enter the stadium at Gates A (south end zone) and E (west side). Regular season game day search procedures will be in place and fans will be allowed to sit in the south and west stands.
Fans should note that there will be no access to the playing surface of Kinnick. Fans are also reminded that the annual “Kids’ Day at Kinnick” activity is designed primarily for the enjoyment of younger fans. Therefore, possession of an open container of beer or wine or consumption of hard liquor on University property, including parking lots, is prohibited by law.