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“One of the last classic stadiums” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nile Kinnick Stadium

Nile Kinnick Stadium
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Iowa City
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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100 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“One of the last classic stadiums”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Hawkeye football Saturdays are an incredible tradition in Iowa City. Kinnick is the real prize, a beautiful stadium with old school styling but modern touches after the improvements.

Visited October 2012
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Iowa City, IA, USA
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Hawkeyes Rule”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is the home of the Iowa Hawkeyes and on game days the entire city of Iowa City and Coralville is taken over by Hawkeye spirit. The town and the city have a good rapport so the experience is wonderful, not to mention a fabulous marching band.

Visited October 2012
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Iowa City, Iowa
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183 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“Great game day experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'm a little biased, since I'm an Iowa fan, so keep that in mind. I've been to most other Big 10 stadiums and Kinnick is at the top for overall experience. Firstly, you're in a smaller college town. The "game" takes over Iowa City on Saturday. The stadium has residential homes on the south and west, so you're in a neighborhood. This neighborhood area is also where a lot of parking is available. ($20-30 usually) Tailgating is everywhere in the residential areas surrounding. The tailgating also takes place in the west and north parking lots directly around the stadium. (Parking here is reserved for upper level contributors). The stadium has an old feel, but has many recent modern updates. Updated north & south restrooms and also on the west side under the new press box. In the stands, the crowd is loud and into the game. New video screens on both north and south are to appear this coming season - can't wait. (hope the sound improves, it was hit and miss)

Visited September 2012
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Iowa City, IA
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Party Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Iowa Fans are in love with the Hawkeyes and it shows! Just be prepared for a LOT of partying around the stadium and a lot of very drunk students stumbling around. There are tailgating lots specifically for families (no alcohol allowed) which is the place to go if you have kids. The games are fun and people in the stands very friendly. You can park out in Coralville and take the train in for easier parking.

Visited July 2013
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Kimberling City, Missouri
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Black & Gold forever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

While the remodeling of the stadium has improved many aspects of the game, the majority remains the same as it has always been. After watching Chuck Long light up the sky for four years and the many stellar stars since, a game at Kinnick is always,sometimes, usually, maybe not enjoyable. After wins the fans are exuberant. After losses the fans think that the current coach needed their assistance. Well, Andre Tippet always made me smile even as a Patriot in the NFL (e.g., Thanks for the tickets against the Bears Andre!). As soon as a miracle occurs and the Hawks remember how to play football intelligently again, Kinnick will once again be the beacon of light that has unfortunately faded to a dull glow.

Visited November 2012
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