The process of reseating Kinnick Stadium has passed the halfway point. The second phase of a nearly 100 million dollar renovation project will be complete before next season and U-of-I ticket manager David Sandstrum says season ticket holders are getting a chance to choose their own seats based on a priority system.
Sandstrum says all 15-thousand tickholders are being displaced, so they decided to give everyone a chance to select their own seats. Sandstrum says each season ticket holder is given a time to call the ticket office and choose their seats. He says they average about 150 calls a day with about four calls every 15 minutes on average.
Sandstrum says the process will continue through June 8th. June 13th to the 16th new donors get their choice of seats and then after that the general public can call in and order seats if there are any available.
Sandstrum says the big unknown is the number of new season ticket holders who’ll buy seats. He says based on past trends, the tickets will stay the same, but he says when you add in the suites and indoor and outdoor club seats that have been added, then they will be up significantly.
Sandstrum admits not everyone is happy about the process, especially those who don’t want to be moved. Sandstrum says some people have had seats for many years and he says that’s why they decided to let fans decide where their new seats would be instead of just assigning them seats. Sandstrum says this method is much more work for the athletic department. Iowa opens the season September second at home against Montana.
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