University of Iowa officials plan for hot weather at Kinnick Stadium

Highs in the mid-90's in the forecast for Hawkeye football opener vs. Northern Illinois

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With highs in the mid-90's in the forecast for Saturday, University of Iowa officials are making some changes to help fans beat the heat at Kinnick Stadium come game time. The Hawkeyes are set to host Northern Illinois at 2:30 p.m.

There will be no limit on the amount of unopened water fans can bring into the stadium this week, Rick Klatt, the associate director of Athletics said. Current policy only allows fans to bring in one bottle. Fans will also be able to purchase bottles of water for $2; the normal price is $4. Officials advise event-goers and those who plan to tailgate to begin hydrating with non-alcoholic beverages well before kick-off.

In addition to easing on the water bottle policy, university officials will provide four "cooling stations" which include "misting" inside the stadium.

Fans planning to attend the "Be Bold, Wear Gold" game, as officials are billing it, are encouraged to wear gold or white to the game since black or dark clothing can attract heat, Klatt said.

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