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KINNICK EDGE?

A REVITALIZED KINNICK STADIUM

When you watch the Iowa football team swarm the field to begin the 2019 season, you will do so inside a revitalized Kinnick Stadium—one that will feature a top-notch game-day environment and the best fan experience. As part of an $89 million renovation project, Kinnick will be transformed with new restrooms, concourse, concessions, videoboard, and over 1,600 new premium seats.

As we look to the future, private support will be important in allowing the University of Iowa to maintain a competitive edge. You can help us keep Kinnick Stadium a special place for generations to come—and make these game-changing advances a reality. With your support, we can create the best possible experience for all Hawkeyes.

KINNICK EDGE

OUTDOOR CLUB SEATS

KINNICK EDGE OUTDOOR CLUB SEATS

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS:

  • Extra-wide outdoor seating with chair backs, armrests, and drink holders

  • Access to new 17,000 square-foot climate-controlled Ted Pacha Family Club, featuring HD televisions and Wi-Fi service

  • An expanded food and beverage menu, including beer and wine, which patrons can enjoy in their seats

  • Access to private restrooms within Ted Pacha Family Club

  • Kinnick Edge outdoor club seats and the Ted Pacha Family Club are connected and easily entered via elevators and skywalk


The Kinnick Edge project will add 1,570 outdoor club seats to Kinnick Stadium. During the 2018 season, outdoor club seats will be ready for use, while construction is completed on the indoor club space. Construction will be completed prior to the 2019 season.

HOW CAN I SECURE NEW OUTDOOR CLUB SEATS IN THE NORTH END ZONE?

  • Complete your seat reservation gift ($1,000 per seat) to guarantee access
    • Seat selection time will be determined by priority points, as calculated on Nov. 15, 2017

  • Annual contribution: $1,958 per seat + cost of football season ticket
    • First annual gift is due by May 31, 2019, prior to 2019 football season

  • 3-, 5-year club seat agreements available
  • New club seats available for any Hawkeye fan
    • No history of giving or ticket purchasing required – secure yours today!

60%

of our Club Seats are SOLD

2018 KINNICK STADIUM

SEATING PLAN

I AM A SEASON TICKETHOLDER IN THE NORTH END ZONE. WHAT DOES THIS PROJECT MEAN FOR ME?

2017 season ticketholders who have seats in the north end zone will be displaced by this project. They will, however, have the first choice, based on their priority points, to choose replacement seats for the 2018 season. They will have their choice of new north end zone seats or any available main stand seat that was not sold as a season ticket location for the 2017 season. The patron will be required to contribute the required per-seat gift, if applicable, for the respective seats they choose. See FAQ for further information.

HOW DO I SECURE NEW OUTDOOR CLUB SEATS?

STEP

1

TODAY

Anyone can secure new club seats. Complete your seat reservation gift ($1,000 per seat) to guarantee access. Payment of seat reservation gift can be pledged out and completed by Nov. 15, 2017. Seat selection time will be determined by priority points, as calculated on Nov. 15, 2017

STEP

2

February, 2018

New outdoor club seat selection and contracts mailed with 3 and 6-year term options.

STEP

3

May 31, 2019

Annual I-Club contribution deadline (first year of per-seat gift due for new outdoor club seats). $1,958 per seat, per year.

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PROJECT DETAILS

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CONCEPTUAL PLANS INCLUDE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN:

  • Restrooms

    • 146% increase in restrooms
    • 200% increase in women’s restrooms
    • 80% increase in men’s restrooms
  • Concession points of sale

    • 90% increase in concession points of sale
  • Elevators

    • Two new elevators will be constructed. One primarily for use of the Ted Pacha Family Club and one for use of general seating patrons.
  • Seating options

    • The Kinnick Edge project will add 1,570 new outdoor club seats with access to the Ted Pacha Family Club on the club level, and 712 chair back seats on the upper level.
  • Videoboard

    • The new north scoreboard will be similar in screen size to that of the south scoreboard. A new ribbon board will also be installed at the edge of the club seating level and wrap around the north end zone.
  • North end zone concourse

    • 42% increase in main north end zone concourse width
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The Kinnick Edge project will replace the existing general admission seating bowl in the north end zone with upper and lower general admission seating bowls, two concourses, and a premium club level – the Ted Pacha Family Club.

  • Both concourses will have appropriately sized concession and restroom facilities. The main concourse on street level will be constructed with an open view toward the playing field. The upper concourse will have open decks at the east and west ends with views to the field and places where fans can congregate.

  • Between the two concourse levels, a premium club level (the Ted Pacha Family Club) will be constructed. Access to the club will be through a new skywalk, built as part of this project, to the existing West Campus Transportation Center to the north. The club will also be accessed by elevators and stairs. The club will have its own concessions and restroom facilities.

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GENERAL PROJECT QUESTIONS

The renovation of the north stands is the next step towards modernizing historic Kinnick Stadium. It is fundamental to the mission of the football program, athletics department, and the University of Iowa to ensure the continued patronage by fans, supporters, and prospective student-athletes for generations to come.

In conjunction with the UI Athletics Department Facilities Master Plan, the north stands of Kinnick Stadium have been identified as an area in need of renovation. The 30-year-old structure was not included in the 2006 Kinnick Stadium Renovation project and has received no major renovations other than the video/scoreboard added in 2013. With recent advancements in stadium facilities, the north stands structure is becoming obsolete by modern-day standards.

The Kinnick Edge project will replace the existing general admission seating bowl in the north end zone with upper and lower general admission seating bowls, two concourses, and a premium club level. Both concourses will have appropriately sized concession and restroom facilities. The main concourse on street level will be constructed with an open view toward the playing field. The upper concourse will have open decks at the east and west ends with views to the field and places where fans can congregate. Between the two concourse levels, a premium club level will be constructed. Access to the club will be through a new skywalk, built as part of this project, to the existing West Campus Transportation Center to the north. The club can also be accessed by elevators and stairs. The club will have its own concessions and restroom facilities. Although the primary goal is to enhance the game-day experience, the club also has potential for non-gameday uses.

The Kinnick Edge project will be funded through private gifts and athletic departmental revenues. The project, estimated to cost $89 million, will be completed at no cost to UI students or state taxpayers. The UI Athletics Department is 100 percent self-sufficient and receives no state tax dollars; this project will be no different.

Construction will be completed over several years starting with some work taking place prior to the 2017 football season; the razing of the north end zone will begin after the 2017 season. The lower and upper bowl general admission seating and club seats are planned to be completed prior to the 2018 football season. During the 2018 season, temporary concessions and restrooms will be provided and the club area will still be under construction. All construction is to be complete prior to the 2019 football season.

We need your support of the Kinnick Edge project to make it a reality, through the purchase of new north end zone outdoor club seats and capital support.

Visit KinnickEdge.org for complete project and seating information, and follow @TheIowaHawkeyes and @jointheiclub on Twitter and Facebook. Questions? Let us know here.

PREMIUM SEATING QUESTIONS

The Kinnick Edge project will add 1,570 new outdoor club seats with access to the Ted Pacha Family Club on the club level, and 712 chair back seats on the upper level. New club seats in the north end zone will be ready for the 2018 football season, with club room spaces fully completed by the 2019 season.

  • Yes; anyone can secure new north end zone club seats.
  • To reserve club seats in the newly renovated Kinnick north end zone, visit KinnickEdge.org/clubseats.
  • Questions? Call (319) 467-3410 or email the UI Athletics Development Office (iclub@uiowa.edu).

Pricing is currently available. To reserve your desired number of club seats in the newly renovated Kinnick north end zone visit KinnickEdge.org/clubseats. The total reservation gift is $1,000 per seat. The seat reservation gift balance will need to be paid in full by Nov. 15, 2017. Seat locations will be selected based on the priority points system. The annual contribution for north end zone club seats will be $1,958 per seat.

Contributors with premium seats in the Paul W. Brechler Press Box interested in transitioning to, or adding seats in the north end zone, should contact the UI Athletics Development Office - (319) 467-3410; (iclub@uiowa.edu).

As provided by IRS rules, an annual donation qualifying the contributor to purchase athletic event tickets is 80 percent tax deductible. The cost of goods, services, and amenities is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. The annual financial commitment for club seating privileges consists of two parts:

  1. An 80 percent tax deductible charitable gift benefitting The University of Iowa through the UI Foundation and qualifying the donor for the purchase of tickets in a particular premium-seating area, and
  2. A non-charitable amenities payment for goods and services provided by the University, such as assigned extra-wide seats with chair backs, armrests and drink holders, access to a climate-controlled club area, an expanded food and beverage menu at concessions in the club area, including beer and wine, access to private restrooms, televisions in the club area, elevator access, parking privileges near the stadium and complimentary game programs. The non-deductible portion will be determined and specified each season as applicable prices change. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Terms are available for three or five years. At the end of each lease period, the seat-holder will have first right of refusal for renewal.

GENERAL SEATING QUESTIONS

Football season ticketholders who have seats in the north end zone during the 2017 season will be displaced by this project, but will, however, have the first choice, based on their priority points, to choose replacement seats for the 2018 season. They will have their choice of new north end zone seats or any available main stand seat that was not sold as a season ticket location for the 2017 season. The patron will be required to contribute the required per-seat gift, if applicable, for the respective seats they choose.

The 2017 north end zone season ticketholders will be assigned a time and date for the spring of 2018 to choose their seats before all other season ticketholders. They will be limited to order the same number of seats as they had for the 2017 season. No new season tickets will be sold in the north end zone for the 2017 season. All other season ticketholders and those requesting new or additional season tickets will do so during the normal upgrade period, after the 2017 displaced north end zone season ticketholders have had a chance to find new season tickets for themselves.

If your 2017 season tickets were not located in the north end zone, you may move there or purchase additional season tickets there, if there is availability at your designated upgrade timeslot in the spring of 2018. Those with 2017 north end zone season tickets will have the opportunity, based on priority points, to select new seats for the 2018 season.

No; only 2017 north end zone season ticketholders will be required to reselect season tickets. As is currently the process, any football season ticketholder may view available seats and decide if they would like to move their seats during the football season ticket renewal process. This process will occur after the displaced north end zone season ticketholders have a chance to choose their new seats inside Kinnick Stadium.

Yes; ADA seating capacity in the north end zone will increase as a result of the Kinnick Edge project.

No; there will still be areas in the upper north and south end zones, as well as seats in sections 101, 110, and 131 that will not require a per-seat donation.

The student section will remain in the same area of Kinnick Stadium – sections 116-123 and 219-221.

  • The current capacity of Kinnick Stadium is 70,585 and the existing north end zone has a seating capacity of 11,712. The proposed north end zone design will have a projected capacity of approximately 10,234. Total capacity of the stadium will stay close to 70,000.
  • The north end zone will have a projected 8,516 general admission seats divided between the lower bowl and upper deck and 1,570 outdoor club seats at the club level.
  • This mix of premium product, when added to the press box’s current outdoor club, indoor club, and suites, will provide opportunities at many levels of donations for fans seeking premium amenities.

KINNICK STADIUM ENHANCEMENT QUESTIONS

Yes. Conceptual plans include significant increases and improvements in:
  • Open-air concourses in newly-renovated north end zone
    • 42% increase in concourse width in the north end zone
  • Restrooms
    • 146% increase in restrooms; 200% increase in women’s restrooms, 80% increase in men’s restrooms
  • Concession points of sale
    • 90% increase in concession points of sale
  • Elevators
    • Two new elevators will be constructed. One primarily for use of the premium club and one for use of general seating patrons.
  • Video board
    • The new north videoboard will be similar in screen size to that of the south video board. A new ribbon board will also be installed at the edge of the club seating level and wrap around the north end zone.
  • Seating options
    • Several new levels of seating options will be available:
      • Lower Bowl:
          3,696 general seats, including ADA
      • Club Level:
          1,570 premium club seats, including ADA
      • Upper Bowl:
          4,108 general seats, including ADA
          712 premium chair back seats
  • North end zone seating improvements
    • This project seeks to improve the experience of the general admission patrons by correcting deficiencies through increased quantity and quality of restroom and concessions facilities, improved patron safety and comfort, and by creating unique concourse spaces not currently found within Kinnick Stadium.
      • The bench seats in the existing north end zone are less than 17 inches wide; the new bench seats will be 18 inches wide.
      • The existing seating rows are only 24 inches deep; the new stands will provide more leg room with a seating tread depth of 30 inches.
      • The existing 42 inch wide aisles do not have handrails, while this project will have 48 inch aisles with handrails for improved safety.

Plans include using the current video board and ribbon board in the north end zone to create a large north end zone video board, in addition to a new ribbon board that will wrap around the north end zone.

Kinnick Stadium, considered a “cathedral of college football” is one of the most iconic and recognizable pieces of architecture in the state of Iowa. The monumental brick arches, Juliet balconies, limestone detailing, and heraldic shields on the pennant poles create its distinctive image and allude to the grandeur of its influence from the Roman Colosseum. Careful consideration has been made to create a new design that harmonizes with the existing structure while creating a new identity for the north end zone. An addition, that modernizes the fan experience, continues to push the University forward, and adds to the legacy of Kinnick.

The existing north end zone structure dating back to 1986 does not meet today’s updated seating requirements, restroom needs, egress routes or concession demand. To build a new addition that brings the north stands up to today’s standards requires a much larger building. The footprint of the site is very small, pinched to the north by Evashevski Drive. To fit the new program requires a three deck superstructure that will cantilever up and partially over Evashevski Drive. While the three level structure will be a departure from the traditional single deck seating, the overall massing and materials are to be complementary to the historic stadium. Much like the press box, it will extend the historic brick language at the base of the structure. Because the upper levels must be cantilevered, use of stacked masonry here, is not practical. The proposed design takes advantage of modern materials creating a façade for the club and upper concourse that is unique to the stadium while aligning the geometry and massing of historic east and west towers. The exterior of the upper levels will be a combination of glass and architectural panels that wrap the north end to provide a windbreak and sense of enclosure for the stadium. The new scoreboard will feature a logo to the exterior and with its elevated position above the upper bowl, will serve as beacon to the north that is visible for miles.

The ultimate goal architecturally is to maintain the character and complement Kinnick’s image while modernizing its facilities.

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University of Iowa student-athletes excel on the field and in the classroom, and the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics strives to keep Hawkeye football competitive with every program in the country. The key to our success is recruiting the most talented student-athletes and maintaining world-class facilities for our players, coaches, and fans.

As part of a $89 million renovation project for Kinnick Stadium, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics seeks to raise $25 million. Together, we can ensure success for all of our student-athletes.

Gifts and pledges of $5,000 and above will be recognized on a donor wall. For additional recognition opportunities, please contact the University of Iowa Athletics Development office.

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Help us keep Kinnick Stadium a special place for generations to come.

UI Athletics Development
(800) 648-6973  |  (319) 467-3410
iclub@uiowa.edu

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