If the 2020 college football season is played, we know who Iowa will be playing -- and when and where those games will be played. And if the games are played, Iowa is still planning -- or at least hoping -- to have fans in attendance. UI Athletic Director Gary Barta provided an updated on what the current ticket/seating plans are for Iowa this fall.
Here are the key points:
There won't be any season tickets (or season parking passes) available this year, only single game tickets (and single game parking passes). Ticket and per-seat contributions for season ticket holders will automatically roll over to the 2021 season, unless they want to convert the cost of that ticket (or parking pass) into a tax-deductible donation.
Prices for single-game tickets are TBD, but will be announced "soon." Tickets will be priced by game (so expect the Wisconsin game to be priced higher than the Maryland game) and by section (seats closer to the 50-yard line will be pricier than seats in the end zone, as always). Tickets will be sold in groups of two or four.
Student tickets will be available, although exact plans in terms of capacity and distribution are still TBD.
All tickets and parking passes will be mobile/electronic.
Main stand and premium seating locations will utilize six-feet social distancing guidelines. (Although how that will be enforced is not elaborated upon...) Face coverings will be required for fans and "additional mitigation strategies" will be implemented, though no details were provided on what those "additional strategies" might entail.
- As a result of the social distancing requirement, capacity within Kinnick Stadium will be dramatically reduced -- approximately 10-15,000 fans per game. Parking lots around the stadium will also be limited to 50% capacity.
The full letter from Barta is available here.
As with everything these days, these plans are fluid. If conditions improve, additional seating capacity could be made available. On the other hand, if conditions worsen, then attendance will be further restricted (if not eliminated entirely). But for now these are the current plans re: attendance and ticketing; we'll provide updates if (when) things change.