Kinnick north end zone renovation

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  1. wclarson

    wclarson Active Member

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    Also hear, "The seats are too narrow" all the time and that was one of the reasons the NEZ needed to be renovated. I know many on this board disagree but I think the remodel looks great since i've never been a fan of the 4 slabs of concrete look that is Historical Kinnick.

    Is it just me or does it make a lot of sense to just renumber the the seats at Kinnick to improve both the fan experience and the challenges that schools have in declining attendance? I'm not sure how the math works out but i would think you could remove a seat or two from the rows to help with both comfort and boost attendance percentage. Barta was on record mentioning they are trying to find the "right size" for Kinnick and that would be an easy fix.

    ... the school could also just block off a seat in each section as people will just naturally fill that space so they don't even have to take on much of any expense and it would still be a full house.
     
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    I don't think Kinnicks NEZ is ugly. I actually think it looks nice. I think it makes the other part (as seen in the picture that was posted) that butts up against it look poor. Kinnick versus Hilton, apples and oranges, can't really compare them much, way different. Not making anything up. I even posted a picture of Waldorf's football field and how it bubbled. Forest City High had the same thing. Nothing I said was made up.
     
  3. CyTwins

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    Is Iowa City going to get rain today? I wonder what type of conditions the field is in now
     
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    Not only that, but it's supposed to rain every day this coming week. JP should offer to play next week's game at the Jack versus risking our players' health on that dangerous crap they play on in Kinnick.
     
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    I never thought about that. I wonder if we give them a majority of the gate if they would consider it?
     
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    I imagine there are some significant concerns regarding the integrity of the playing surface.
     
  7. BCClone

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    This kinnick turf convo reminded me of the late 80s hawkeye football poster. It was the centers hand on a football on the ground. It said real turf, real tough.

    Does this mean that Iowa is no longer tough since it no longer has real turf?
     
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  8. wclarson

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    Iowa 2015 Football Motto could have been: "Pretend Turf, Pretend Contenders"

    #missedopportunity
     
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    Hearing as long as Iowa City doesn't get 2 inches or so before tomorrow the field should be good to go. If it rains heavy tonight or tomorrow morning things are going to be dicey
     
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    Fake turf, fake ID
     
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  12. mattyheiden

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    Your friends haven’t gone to many games at other venues then. It’s a lot easier to get to my spot off Melrose Ave then the one in Ames on Gameday. Especially if Iowa or Nebraska is in town. Hwy 30 is often backed up to 35 or even Boone!

    Camp Randall is in a residential area, that presents challenges of its own. Minneapolis can be a doozy as well, with the stadium sitting in the middle of campus next to one way street. It gets really congested when Iowa or Wisconsin come to town. Texas A&M is another one. Yikes
     
  13. mriowaniceguy

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    Nope. Didn't rain. It was hot and humid. The field was fine. Iowa worked out some kinks, a couple OTs without any experience managed to learn to deal with someone like Sutton Smith on the other side, and everyone had a great time.

    I really hope the clones come in with all the glorious mentality that grips the collective hivemind of this echo chamber.
     
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    **** iowa
     
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    I didn’t think A&M was bad getting out of. Wisconsin, we tailgated in a business’s parking lot and that seemed to be the norm. Minnesota we rode the light rail, so I can’t speak much on how parking is, but that’s slick.
     
  16. BCClone

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    It’s your own fault to not ride the rail at Minnesota. Gets you in and out very well.
     
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    Totally 1000 times agree.
     
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    Newsflash: Welcome to an ISU fan site.
     
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    Why would I ride the rail? I have a gold lot spot next to the stadium
     
  20. BCClone

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    Then why are you b’ing about it?
     
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