Iowa Football Stadium – Kinnick Stadium

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Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa is the home of the Iowa Hawkeyes football team. The stadium was built in 1929 and was known as Iowa Stadium until 1972.

In 1972, Iowa Stadium was rededicated to honor Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and Iowa Hawkeye All-American Halfback, who was killed serving his country in World War II. Kinnick Stadium currently holds 70,585 spectators.

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One interesting fact about Kinnick Stadium is that in the visiting team’s locker rooms, everything is pink. Coach Hayden Fry began the tradition, believing that the color pink suppressed aggression. The tradition continues today, and it includes everything from pink lockers and walls, to pink urinals.

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