Iowa football sells out complete home schedule for the first time since 2011

Iowa football's 2022 season begins Sept. 3. When the Hawkeyes kick off against South Dakota State, it will be the first of seven home sellouts in 2022.

On Wednesday the football program announced that all seven home game tickets have sold out. It's the first time that's happened since 2011. 

“Credit to our incredible fan support. It’s a great home schedule,” UI deputy director of athletics Matt Henderson said. “The gameday environment in and around the community is one of the best in the nation.

“Definitely strong interest for all of our games.”

Iowa fans wave to patients in the Stead Family Children's Hospital during the Hawkeyes' final spring practice April 23 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

Additionally, the university has sold nearly 5,000 new season tickets while selling out its student allotment (8,500) as well as three-game mini-packs and Fight For Iowa mobile passes. With Wednesday's announcement, it's certain that Iowa will surpass last season's home game attendance. 

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Kennington Lloyd Smith III covers Iowa Hawkeyes football and men's basketball for the Des Moines Register. You can connect with Kennington on Twitter @SkinnyKenny_ or email him at