Kirk Ferentz hopeful Iowa's Kinnick Stadium can host fans for multiple spring practices
It’s been awhile since Iowa fans have been able to sit inside Kinnick Stadium. But if everything works out, there’s a chance that will change sometime this spring.
On Monday, as Iowa prepares to start its 2021 spring practice, head coach Kirk Ferentz met with reporters to discuss expectations for the spring schedule. One of the comments the longtime Hawkeyes leader touched on was fan attendance for spring practice.
Right now, the goal in Iowa City is to welcome fans to Kinnick Stadium for two different practices over the next month or so.
“We are hoping to have some fans at two spring practices inside Kinnick Stadium,” Ferentz said, per Iowa FB Live.
KF: "We are hoping to having some fans at two spring practices inside Kinnick Stadium." #Hawkeyes
— IowaFBLive (@IowaFBLive) March 29, 2021
As part of its Return to Play plan for the 2020 college football season, the B1G prohibited general public attendance at sporting events. Only a limited number of family of players and coaches were permitted inside stadiums.
However, last week, the B1G relaxed its attendance restrictions for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. That will allow all B1G institutions to follow local health and safety guidelines for attendance policies for spring sports, including spring football practices and games.
Right now, it’s unclear how many fans would be permitted to attend those spring practices. More information is expected to come in the near future.