Thousands of faithful fans. Sellout crowds and record attendance. Undying loyalty.
On the playing field or in the stands, University of Iowa Hawkeyes epitomize the meaning of devotion and spirit. From the more than 170 Big Ten home games each year to dozens of intramural sports teams, the 240-member Hawkeye Marching Band to the lone horn player in the stands, school spirit unites Hawkeyes far and wide.
This fall, Iowa fans are cheering about a newly renovated Kinnick Stadium, featuring improvements that will enhance the game day experience for fans, players, staff, and the media. The Iowa landmark has seen 20 straight sellouts, ranking The University of Iowa among the top 25 schools in the nation in home attendance. Another new addition is a statue honoring 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and stadium namesake Nile Kinnick, which now greets the more than 70,000 fans who flock to the stadium on game day.
This year, Iowa will celebrate Homecoming with a week of traditions including a pep rally, concert, and parade leading up to the Saturday, Oct. 7 game against Purdue.
Whether it’s chanting the “Iowa Fight Song” at halftime or bringing children to the annual Homecoming parade, one thing is clear for generations of Iowans: it’s great to be a Hawkeye.