ISU releases 2020 Tailgate Tour dates and locations

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Athletics Department announced its stops for the 2020 Cyclone Tailgate Tour.

The 14th annual Cyclone Tailgate Tour, powered by MidAmerican Energy, will be a 12-stop tour throughout the state of Iowa this May. Each stop is open to Cyclone fans of all ages and is FREE to attend.  

The Cyclone Tailgate Tour provides the opportunity for Cyclone fans to interact with Iowa State coaches and administrators, including Athletics Director Jamie Pollard, the “Voice of the Cyclones” John Walters, football coach Matt Campbell, men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm, women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly, volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch and wrestling coach Kevin Dresser.

The family-friendly event allows fans to socialize with other Cyclone fans and features other special guests including Cy. Kids in attendance will receive a complimentary gift and food and beverages are available for purchase.

Plan to join us at a tour stop near you! 

May 11Carroll, Carroll Country Club | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 11Council Bluffs, Mid-America Center | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 12Sioux City, Sioux City Convention Center | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 12Okoboji, The Roof Garden Ballroom at Arnolds Park | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 13Sheffield, Sukup Manufacturing Co. | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 13Clear Lake, Surf Ballroom | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 18Iowa Falls, Highland Golf Club | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 18Waterloo, Cedar Valley SportsPlex | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 19Muscatine, Kent Corporation | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 19Bettendorf, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center | 5:30-7:30 PM
May 20Dubuque, Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center | 12:00-1:00 PM
May 20Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Marriott | 5:30-7:30 PM

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.