Sept. 5, 2007
UI outlines safety guidelines for Hawkeye football games
Following are continuing safety guidelines for all University of Iowa football games:
-- Patrons will not be permitted to exit and re-enter Kinnick Stadium. Fans can remain in the concourse area around the stadium, and at halftime in the Krause Family Plaza, which is available through Gate A.
-- Student ticket holders must display their ticket and student ID card. Students will be required to show their student ID card again when entering sections 122 and 123 in the west stands and sections 117, 119, 121, 217, 218, 219, 220 and 221 in the south end zone.
-- Officials request that all beverages consumed in the parking lots and other university areas be in plastic or paper containers.
-- Soft drinks will be sold inside the stadium, and water fountains are available throughout the stadium. Otherwise, only CLEAR plastic, sealed water bottles will be allowed in the stadium. Tinted bottles are not permitted. No other beverage cans or bottles purchased outside the stadium will be allowed.
-- Panel trucks, rental trucks, double-deckers, and pull-behind trailers are not permitted in any parking lots. Vehicles in violation will be towed.
-- Only small purses (8" by 11"), fanny packs, binocular cases, blankets and seat cushions will be allowed into Kinnick Stadium. All items will be searched at designated entrance lanes. Everyone attending the games is subject to search. The university reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.
-- The following items may not be taken into the stadium: umbrellas, bags of any size, alcoholic beverages, botas, all coolers, canned and bottled beverages purchased outside of the stadium (except sealed clear plastic water bottles), thermoses, kegs, backpacks, banners and signs, large lens cameras, tripods, personal seat backs, strollers, noisemakers, horns, bugles and all other disruptive devices. Admission will be denied anyone carrying such items.
-- Smoking is prohibited in all areas inside Kinnick Stadium, including concourses, rest rooms and the press box. Smoking is allowed only in the four marked open-air corners of the stadium. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet outside the stadium.
-- Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside of or within 25 feet of all parking ramps.
-- No objects may be thrown from or in the stands.
-- No body passing is permitted in the stands.
-- No grills, open fires or amplified sound are permitted in UI parking ramps.
-- Fans are urged to stay off the playing field at all times, including the end zones.
-- Police officers will respond to complaints about unsafe and/or disruptive behavior.
-- As in past years, individuals who violate stadium policies, present a safety threat or are disruptive may be removed from the stadium and may be subject to arrest. Disruptive UI students may also be disciplined under the provisions of the Code of Student Life. In particular, students found guilty of throwing objects may face suspension or expulsion from the university.
--The University of Iowa Athletic Department shall revoke the ticket privileges of any individual who violates any provision of its policy included in ticket mailings. Violations include, but are not limited to, incapacitation due to excessive drunkenness or the use of illegal drugs, citation or arrest for throwing objects, resisting arrest, obstruction, battery, public urination, or disorderly conduct involving violent or indecent behavior, or arrest for any violation of the Code of Iowa.
Following are the rules regarding the possession and use of alcohol in university areas used for parking, parties and tailgate activities:
-- No beer trucks, kegs, hard liquor or open bars are permitted in UI parking lots and ramps. Hard liquor is prohibited by state law.
-- On game days, only beer and wine are allowed on UI property, including parking lots and ramps. No alcohol of any kind is allowed in Parking Lot 14, at the corner of Melrose and South Grand Avenues, which is designated an alcohol-free contributor parking lot.
-- No one under the age of 21, nor anyone of legal age who is obviously intoxicated, is allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.
-- No alcoholic beverages may be sold. Likewise, no donations may be solicited to pay for alcoholic beverages.
-- Inebriated people will not be admitted to Kinnick Stadium for the game. Alcohol and its consumption are not allowed in unapproved areas of the stadium. Those in violation face ejection and possible criminal prosecution and/or student disciplinary actions.
NOTE: Due to the late kickoff for the Syracuse game on Sept. 8, no tailgating will be permitted in the parking lots after the game. All lots will close at midnight.
For more game-day information see http://www.hawkeyesports.com.
For more information about game day parking, see http://www.uifootballparking.com
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.
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