Iowa football shares closer look at Kinnick Edge project

After Iowa played its final home game of the 2017 college football season, construction workers immediately began working on renovations to Kinnick Stadium.

The construction is part of the Kinnick Edge project, an $89 million renovation that will add more than 1,600 new premium seats as well as  restrooms and concessions, a concourse and video board on the north end of the stadium.

Iowa shared an inside look of the project on Twitter on Saturday morning.

Check out the video below:

The video features an interview with senior construction project manager Michael Kearns, who said planning for the Kinnick Edge project dates to 2015.

While seating will be the only part of the project that will be complete for the 2018 season, Kearns said the project is on schedule and will be complete by the 2019 season. In 2018, no concession stands or bathrooms will be available in the construction zones of the stadium. However, portable concessions and restrooms will be available.

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Kearns also said in the video the renovations will make the stadium louder during game days, noting that filling in the corners and adding a taller structure to the stadium will allow noise to bounce off and fill the stadium more.

The photo collage is courtesy of Land of 10’s Scott Dochterman.

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