IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa plans to extend tailgating in UI parking lots by one hour after home football games next fall.
For football fans who like to party after home games — wins or losses — the UI will allow one more hour after morning or afternoon games, UI Athletics Director Gary Barta told football season ticket holders in a conference call Thursday night. Fans in UI parking lots will have four hours of tailgating/clean-up after games with 11 a.m. starts, up from three hours last year. Postgame tailgating after 2:30 p.m. kickoffs will go from two hours to three. The UI will maintain its policy of not allowing tailgating after games that start at 6 p.m. or later.
During the final hour of the postgame tailgating, fans will be asked to pack up their gear and start leaving the parking lots and ramps. the UI said. RV owners will be allowed to spend the night, but no consumption of alcohol or other tailgating activities will be permitted past the designated cutoff.
Iowa will play seven home games at Kinnick Stadium next fall, beginning with the season opener Sept. 5 against Illinois State, UI reported.