Iowa receives approval for $89.9 million Kinnick Stadium renovation
Kinnick Stadium is getting an $89.9 million facelift. Officially.
Iowa made the announcement on Thursday that it received approval from The Board of Regents, State of Iowa to renovate the north end zone football stadium.
Fund-raising, bonding, and athletics department revenue will finance the project.
The renovated north end zone will include a second deck for seating, new restrooms, expanded concourses, improved concessions, an enclosed walkway from the west campus Transportation Center, the Kinnick Edge outdoor club seating, new outdoor Ironmen box seats, new ribbon board, and a new video board that will be larger than the current board in the south end zone.
Here’s a video tour of the new setup:
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The three-year renovation project will begin immediately after the 2016 season. Iowa will have new Field Turf installed before the start of the 2017 season. Outdoor seating will be completed by the time 2018 rolls around and the entire project will be finished before the start of 2019.
There will also be increased bathrooms, concourse space, leg room between seats and wider aisles with handrails.
It’ll mark the first upgrade for the north end zone in 30 years.