Iowa Field

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Iowa Field
LocationIowa City, Iowa
OwnerUniversity of Iowa
OperatorUniversity of Iowa
Iowa Hawkeyes football (1890-1928)

Iowa Field was a stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. It hosted the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team until they moved to Iowa Stadium (now Kinnick Stadium) in 1929. The stadium held 30,000 people at its peak and was opened in 1890.

Iowa Field was located on the east bank of the Iowa River where a parking lot currently exists across the railroad tracks from the university's Main Library. The northern third of this area was a baseball field, while the southern two-thirds consisted of the football field and stands. This strip of land was so narrow that the upper portion of the west stands stuck out over the Iowa River and the upper section of the east stands rose directly over the railroad tracks, as shown in rare photographs of that era.


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