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Kinnick StadiumIowa Hawkeyes

825 Stadium Drive, Iowa City, IA, 52242
    Kinnick Stadium is home to the University of Iowa's NCAA football team, the Hawkeyes. Kinnick Stadium has a current seating capacity of 70,585. It is named for Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and the only Heisman winner in university history, who died in service during World War II. It was named Iowa Stadium until 1972, when longtime lobbying by Cedar Rapids Gazette sportswriter Gus Schrader successfully convinced the UI athletic board to change the name. Kinnick Stadium is well known for its pink visitors' locker rooms, a tradition started by former Iowa coach Hayden Fry. Based on his psychology education at Baylor, Fry believed that pink would put opponents in a "passive mood". So, Fry had the visiting locker rooms decorated completely in the color pink.

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    The stadium was previously known as Iowa Stadium and opened in 1929 with construction costs of $497,151. The stadium featured a grass playing surface with seating for 53,000. Astroturf was installed in 1972 before a return to natural grass in 1989. The popular FieldTurf playing surface has been in place since 2009. Kinnick Stadium underwent $86.8 million worth of renovations in 2004 which added a new scoreboard, sound system, press box, additional bathrooms and concession stands, and permanent seating where there were once bleachers. A more recent feature is the 20-foot-tall bronze statue of Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. The statue depicts Kinnick dressed as a scholar, rather than in his football uniform. The statue is placed near the team entrance to the stadium. When the renovation of the stadium was completed, and the statue unveiled, a tradition among the players began with players reaching out and touching the helmet that was placed at Kinnick's feet.


    • Kinnick Stadium
      825 Stadium Drive   Iowa City, IA 52242
      Call at (319) 353-5325

    Venue Details

    • 1929
    • University of Iowa
    • Outdoor
    • Proudfoot, Rawson, and Souers
    • Named after Heisman Trophy winner, Nile Kinnick
    • Iowa Stadium
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    • FieldTurf
    • 70585


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      • East of stadium
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      • North of stadium
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      • South of the Coral Ridge Mall
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    • Really enjoyed a game at Iowa. Just a warm welcoming atmosphere. Feels like one big family in the stands. A fun afternoon with a glimpse into the lives of Midwestern folks who really love being a part of Hawkeye football. Bobblehead B.
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