Does anyone know if their is a good spot to bring a tailgating bus. I think it'd be cool if my friends and I could bring our cyclone bus down to IC like we did to KC last year.. Any suggestions?
Not here to spam, just here to provide first time visitors with information.
I created a site to help the out-of-town visitors with information about a game in Iowa City.
Parking / Tailgating / Seat Map / Kinnick Rows & Seat Numbers...basically all the basics that most people are asking about.
Please visit the site if you are looking for information for the ISU/IA game:
Also, if you have any specific questions about anything, please send me an email and I'd be more than happy to answer your questions. Anthony@IowaTailgate.com
If you don't have tickets for this game, well, good luck is all I can say. They are bringing a fortune.
Good thing I knew the ISU's athletic director's last name, since it was a security question to register for this site :notworthy:
I hope the site helps answer a few questions.
Basically for parking, you need a University Parking Pass to be within a 5-7 minute walk to Kinnick. Kinnick is located near residential, so you'll always see people offering to sell you a spot in their yard for $20-30 bucks.
The only way to receive a University Parking Pass is if you are a season ticket holder. They're not sold on a game-by-game basis. There are cash-only lots, and the site will show you where those are located at.
Also coming in Friday night with our tailgating travel trailer so would like to know this information as well.
Where is everyone else parking Cyclone RVs/Buses/Campers for tailgating on Saturday?
Could probably get a little ISU community going somewhere... We'll have 3 LCDs going with 3 separate satellite feeds and a decent sized crew.
Last time we took 218 S to the highway one exit, about a half mile to the east then took Sunset north. Didn't really tailgate much, but parked the car and walked over to the stadium. Got surprisingly close - as close as I would want to and not deal with much traffic.
The time before, we navigated throughout town for an eternintiy. Ended up out on Melrose west in a church parking lot by Finkbine (which will also take you to 218). It was a church lot - not sure if they'd still let you in there. Only about a mile or so to Kinnick.
Agree with earlier posters - avoid I80 exits like the plague
One more note: Iowa City is cracking down on tailgating and enforcing a lot of new rules.
They are going to have vehicle checkpoints and drunk driving enforcement teams after games.
No longer can you walk from your tailgate to the stadium with an alcoholic drink in your hand.
Tailgating ends 1 hour after the game.
Here is a link to the new changes.
Those of you with hard liquor....do NOT have it open so everyone can see it. The cops walking the tailgates will take it from you. Keep it in your trunk or back seat of a car and put a bag over the top of it. Hard Liquor is one thing they are pretty strict about. You won't get a ticket, but it will be taken from you.
UI implements new game day rules | hawkcentral.com | Hawk Central
If you are looking to tailgate and do not know anyone in Iowa City, pony up some cash and park in one of the lots or hit up downtown (Brothers usually has a decent number of Cyclone fans).
If you are looking to get in and out of Iowa City quickly and are traveling eastbound on I80 take exit 239A to travel Hwy 218 South. After about 7 miles, take exit 91 for Hwy 1 East. Go past the first set of stoplights (Mormon Trek) and turn left at the second set at the bottom of the hill (Sunset). Travel up that hill until parking starts to get dense and find a place on the street.
Anything North of Benton Street is going to be residential parking on people's property and is going to cost you money. Most anything South of Benton will be street parking. From Benton/Sunset intersection its about a 10-15 min walk to Kinnick. Worst case scenario, you park as far south as Aber and all of your stuff gets stolen (jk..?). You are looking at a 30 minute walk from there.
Our tailgate was busted because the bottle was inside our jeep and our trunk was open. So it was visible from the officers driving by. They stopped and grabbed the bottle and put it in the back of the gator/utility vehicle they were driving.
Gave us a "lesson" on what is allowed and not allowed, and drove on by. They didn't dump it out.
So who knows if they kept it for themselves or what :confused: