Iowa increasing most postgame football tailgating hours

HawkCentral staff
Postgame tailgating hours at Kinnick Stadium will be lengthened by one hour at morning and afternoon games in 2015, the University of Iowa announced on Friday.

Fans attending morning and afternoon Iowa home football games will have a little more time to celebrate or stew in Iowa City this fall.

For games at Kinnick Stadium that kick off at 11 a.m., consumption of alcoholic beverages will cease three hours after the end of the game – an hour longer than last year, per a news release sent by the Iowa athletics department on Friday. All tailgating activities in University-owned parking lots and ramps will end four hours after the end of an 11 a.m. game.

For games that begin at 2:30 p.m., consumption of alcoholic beverages must end two hours after the game – also an hour longer than last year – and all tailgating activities must end three hours after the game.

Postgame tailgating will not be permitted for games with a 6 p.m. kickoff or later, which would rule out games against Pittsburgh (Sept. 19) and Minnesota (Nov. 14) this season.

During the final hour of the postgame tailgating, fans will be asked to pack up tents, tables, chairs, grills, etc. and begin to make their exit from University parking lots and ramps.

Postgame alcohol and tailgate compliance will be enforced by UI officials. The exception to this policy is that RV owners will be allowed to spend the night; however, tailgating activities will not be permitted past the designated time.

Iowa has seven designated home games at Kinnick Stadium this season.