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Old 08-13-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Does anyone know of any lots in Iowa City that are motorhome friendly? Everything I can find on the U of I site is season long passfor motorhomes. The city lot we parked in last time is now gated.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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you should be able to park at finkbine golf course. its first come first serve. RV parking is in flux for this year because the new indoor practice facility was built where RV season pass parking used to be, so i am not yet sure if the users of those spots will get bumped to finkbine or not.

you can also find some private parking with room for RVs. i park one on melrose across from the stadium for one game each year.
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I used to tailgate in the dental school lot and there were always a ton of RV's, I would imagine it is also first come first serve.
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I used to tailgate in the dental school lot and there were always a ton of RV's, I would imagine it is also first come first serve.
those spots also require a season parking pass.

however i also recommend hitting up craigslist the week of the game and seeing what passes are for sale.
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those spots also require a season parking pass.

however i also recommend hitting up craigslist the week of the game and seeing what passes are for sale.
I kinda figured that it required some kind of pass, but I didn't have to deal with it so I didn't ever care to ask about it.
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i talked to someone and nothing is changed for RV's this year. i would get to finkbine friday night, or find an RV pass on craiglist or the ticket exchange on the iowa rivals.
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Thanks for linking to our site.

The site linked above should give you the info you need. If it's tough to understand, I'll try to break it down for you.

Majority of the lots require a parking pass for RVs. There are cash-only lots.

In 2012, it costs $50 for an RV. You just pay as you arrive at the parking lot.
Parking opens at 7 p.m. on Friday night.

Utility Trailers and pull-behind Motor Homes/5th Wheels are not permitted to park in reserved lots. Parking for those is available in the Hawkeye Commuter lot.

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NOTE: The FinkBine Golf Course Lot (lower bottom left) doesn't accept cash. You have to have a pre-paid pass to park there.

The softball complex (upper left corner) is about a 15-18 minute walk to Kinnick Stadium. There is a trail you walk, so you won't be walking through traffic or anything like that. It's actually an enjoyable walk.

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Thanks for linking to our site.

NOTE: The FinkBine Golf Course Lot (lower bottom left) doesn't accept cash. You have to have a pre-paid pass to park there.

The softball complex (upper left corner) is about a 15-18 minute walk to Kinnick Stadium. There is a trail you walk, so you won't be walking through traffic or anything like that. It's actually an enjoyable walk.

Any other questions about tailgating, view our site. Otherwise contact me directly: Anthony@IowaTailgate.com

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Does Finkbine not accept cash for just RV's or cars now, too? We pulled in and paid on gameday in our car a few years ago. Just wondering if that has changed. Thanks.
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i was not aware that finkbine required a prepaid pass for RV's either. i am positive that you can pay cash at the driving range for a regular car.
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Thanks for linking to our site.

The site linked above should give you the info you need. If it's tough to understand, I'll try to break it down for you.

Majority of the lots require a parking pass for RVs. There are cash-only lots.

In 2012, it costs $50 for an RV. You just pay as you arrive at the parking lot.
Parking opens at 7 p.m. on Friday night.

Utility Trailers and pull-behind Motor Homes/5th Wheels are not permitted to park in reserved lots. Parking for those is available in the Hawkeye Commuter lot.

This image should be easier to understand:


NOTE: The FinkBine Golf Course Lot (lower bottom left) doesn't accept cash. You have to have a pre-paid pass to park there.

The softball complex (upper left corner) is about a 15-18 minute walk to Kinnick Stadium. There is a trail you walk, so you won't be walking through traffic or anything like that. It's actually an enjoyable walk.

Any other questions about tailgating, view our site. Otherwise contact me directly: Anthony@IowaTailgate.com

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Does Finkbine not accept cash for just RV's or cars now, too? We pulled in and paid on gameday in our car a few years ago. Just wondering if that has changed. Thanks.
You can still park vehicles there with cash. It's $20 this year. (it was probably 10 or 15 last time you were there).

If the weather is wet, then parking is only allowed on the hard surface only.

As for RVs, this is what it says on Iowas website:

"General Public RV parking is available in the Hawkeye Commuter, Hall of Fame, hard surface lot at Finkbine Golf Course - with a prepaid season pass only, Lower Finkbine and Softball Complex lots. Free parking and shuttle service are available from the Hancher Commuter Lot (east) and the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (west) starting two hours prior to kick off."


Apparently you have to purchase a season long pass to park there. I've never tailgated there before, so I can't tell you what the atmosphere is like.
If you want information about purchasing a parking pass, I would give the ticket office a call during normal business hours: 1-800-IA-HAWKS and press '1' to speak with the ticket office. They will provide you with more detail.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #13
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I would give the ticket office a call during normal business hours: 1-800-IA-HAWKS and press '1' to speak with the ticket office. They will provide you with more detail.
Wait..a ticket office that knows what they are talking about? Yeah right buddy... don't come on here throwing flames like that.
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Wait..a ticket office that knows what they are talking about? Yeah right buddy... don't come on here throwing flames like that.
I've had some issues with the Iowa ticket office in previous years. Usually it's students who are working, so I can't complain too much.
But half the time, they are clueless so they have to transfer you to someone else. 3 transfers later, you will eventually get your answer.

Starting to get off topic, but what really bothers me is that they don't mail out season tickets until about 10 days before the start of the season.
It can't be that difficult to print the tickets, throw in an envelope and mail with plenty of time. They require payment back in March so they have all summer to do it.

/End of rant.
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I've had some issues with the Iowa ticket office in previous years. Usually it's students who are working, so I can't complain too much.
But half the time, they are clueless so they have to transfer you to someone else. 3 transfers later, you will eventually get your answer.

Starting to get off topic, but what really bothers me is that they don't mail out season tickets until about 10 days before the start of the season.
It can't be that difficult to print the tickets, throw in an envelope and mail with plenty of time. They require payment back in March so they have all summer to do it.

/End of rant.
1. Someones trying to start a UNITix bashing session....
2. Season tickets aren't printed by the universities (at least UNI isn't for sure). They are printed by an outside company. The university is pretty much at the will of when the printing company sends the tickets back to mail out. When I worked at UNI the tickets were in the mail out from UNI within 24 hours of getting them in.
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clenz - I'm confused. Are you talking about just football and men's basketball season tickets? My VB and WBB season tix were printed in the tix office and handed to me while I was there.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:39 AM   #18
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http://paciolan.com/

That's the company that is in charge of Iowa ticket events.
The only tickets that are printed at the ticket office are the single game tickets.

My point still stands about the Iowa ticketing office. They're not the brightest people.
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http://paciolan.com/
My point still stands about the Iowa ticketing office. They're not the brightest people.
They must get together with UNItix for a few drinks and discuss game plan.
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Is there a place to park and tailgate that has the least amount of risk for excessive hassle from drunken Iowa fans? I'm new to Kinnick Stadium, but have heard horror stories from people. What have you done to stay safe and minimally harassed?
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Kinnick isn't bad. I've never encountered more than good natured ribbing.

Avoid the south (student) entrance and you'll be fine.

My tailgating recommendation is to pull onto a aside street near the stadium and park in a yard. Can usually do it for $30-$40. Good time, less crowded.
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Kinnick isn't bad. I've never encountered more than good natured ribbing.

Avoid the south (student) entrance and you'll be fine.

My tailgating recommendation is to pull onto a aside street near the stadium and park in a yard. Can usually do it for $30-$40. Good time, less crowded.
Agree 100%. I've never had a problem with Hawkeye fans. A little back and forth ribbing is part of the experience as far as I'm concerned and yes the students get into it on a little higher level but I just chalk it up to youthful exuberance. Parking in a lawn near Kinnick is always a better idea. Easier in and out and a lot less noise and confusion. I have a friend who lives near Kinnick on George Drive and he claims he makes between $3000 to $3500 every year on game day parking.
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Is there a place to park and tailgate that has the least amount of risk for excessive hassle from drunken Iowa fans? I'm new to Kinnick Stadium, but have heard horror stories from people. What have you done to stay safe and minimally harassed?
the only group that would be annoying are clueless Chicago students. They don't wake up until 1030.

95% of Iowa fans love this game (its far more attractive than a low level bcs school) and will be cheering for uni the rest of the season.

beat Wisconsin and uni fans may not have to buy beer all weekend.
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Is there a place to park and tailgate that has the least amount of risk for excessive hassle from drunken Iowa fans? I'm new to Kinnick Stadium, but have heard horror stories from people. What have you done to stay safe and minimally harassed?
also its hard to go wrong with the finkbine driving range. 15 minute walk to Kinnick, but you can enjoy the neighborhood and festivities. it's very easy to get in and out, relatively speaking. The whole area is a traffic disaster as expected when you have a landlocked stadium next to a huge hospital in the middle of a residential neighborhood. it's part of what makes Iowa City so unique though.
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Avoid the south (student) entrance and you'll be fine.

I avoid no entrance. Bring It!
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Someone gave me their season ticket spots for the last game at Kinnick and the fans I sat by were cool. There was one obnoxious fan about 10 rows back but he was yelling at the players, not fans. I sat next to a guy who had brought his little boy for his very first Hawkeye game and that was pretty cute. Everyone around me was very complimentary after the game and most said they hoped we did well and won a national championship.

And now that I've depressed myself by being reminded of the high hopes after almost beating Iowa being dashed by sucking for the rest of the season....
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As with every road game, 99% of the 'home team' fans are great. But it's always the other 1% that you remember.
You'll hear the occasional "UNI Sucks" and maybe a few swear words added to it. But nothing more than that. Go and enjoy yourself.

As for parking, this is what I have learned over the years.
A lot of the younger crowd(students) will stick with house parties. Majority of the visiting fans stick with the cash-only lots. It's $20 this year and they open at 6 a.m. on Saturday.

However, the 'really high' priority lots are usually occupied by the older crowd. (probably because they can afford it. $5,000 a year in donation required just to park next to Kinnick).

You'll be able to find parking passes on eBay or Craigslist. The "higher priority lot" you park in, the more likely you'll be surrounded by older/nicer people.
That's not to say you're going to get abused in the cash-only lot. Definitely definitely not implying that. I park in the cash-only lot myself the majority of the time and I have never seen anything 'mean' or awful.
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Wearing UNI gear you'll likely be "fine"


Walk around Iowa City in Michigan gear on game day....be prepared for a ****storm.
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Like walking around CF on gameday with SIU and/or NDSU gear on?
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Like walking around CF on gameday with SIU and/or NDSU gear on?
I wasn't offered a beer, like I did with the SIU/NDSU fans I've met....


I get get a couple beers thrown to me though....so that was nice of them.
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I wasn't offered a beer, like I did with the SIU/NDSU fans I've met....


I get get a couple beers thrown to me though....so that was nice of them.
doesn't this happen to Michigan fans everywhere outside of Ann Arbor?

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doesn't this happen to Michigan fans everywhere outside of Ann Arbor?
nah, in Boone, NC they just fall over laughing when they see someone in Michigan gear.
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For Sale: 1 ticket for UNI/IA fb game. Sec. 108, Row 14, seat 18. My cost, in UNI section. Hubby has to officiate swim meet in Charles City and can't go. PM me if interested.
Those are good seats. Right on the 14 yardline.
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