Iowa announces pause on football ticket sales as school mulls capacity options
The University of Iowa Athletic Department has announced a pause in the sale of season tickets as the school continues to look at capacity plans at Kinnick Stadium for the 2020 football season. The school sent out a press release on Monday.
Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said earlier in the offseason that the goal was to have a capacity crowd at Kinnick Stadium for home games in the fall. However, as certain areas across the country begin to see spikes in COVID-19 cases, it appears the university is looking at limiting attendance for the upcoming season.
“Hawkeye fans are excited for the upcoming season and we truly appreciate their continued enthusiasm and support,” Barta said in a statement. “With the current information available, we needed to pause additional sales and start focusing on reduced capacity seating models based on our season ticket holders. We anticipate finalizing this by late July and will share with our fans.
“The option of having the ability to accommodate as many Hawkeye fans who are comfortable attending a game in Kinnick Stadium is still one of the scenarios.”
In the release, the school said “only individuals who have renewed season tickets and completed per-seat contributions by June 30 will be included in potential Kinnick Stadium seating plans.”
Capacity at Kinnick Stadium is 69,250.