Going to the Iowa game, advice?

Submitted by uniqenam on October 5th, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Hey guys, so this is my first road game, and I'm going with my dad, bro, and roommate, any suggestions on anything I should know? If anyone cares, we'll be on that alumni charter-flight thing, because my dad didn't want to drive and the tickets for that are half as expensive as tickets on a regular flight to Iowa. I'll be cheering my ass off, so I'll try to cover as many MGoBlogger absences as I can.


Blue McMaize

October 5th, 2009 at 9:39 PM ^

Expect to get harassed. Just understand you are in their territory, so just take the jawing. Dont try to be a badass thinking you can take them all on and you'll be fine.


October 5th, 2009 at 9:45 PM ^

The reply: "Good luck, I hope it's a good game!" is my personal favorite while tailgating. It's kind of hard for anyone to get too riled up at you after that.

bright future

October 5th, 2009 at 9:49 PM ^

I'll be on that flight too. It's gonna be an awesome time. After going to the MSU game I'd have to say that I'm not really worried about going to Iowa. I always hear great things about Iowa City and Kinnick. Just remember---they dont have a professional team to cheer for so the fans are pretty passionate about the hawkeyes.


October 5th, 2009 at 10:39 PM ^

Their stadium is crazy. It's a great atmosphere. Hopefully Michigan doesn't play like crap. There's nothing like going to another state, losing, and coming back disappointed.


October 5th, 2009 at 10:56 PM ^

Last year made for a long trip back to west Michigan from Pennsylvania.

Of course I didn't really think we'd win. And despite the fact that we got murdered, it was one hell of an experience. PSU has some great fans and their stadium is intimidating.


October 5th, 2009 at 11:02 PM ^

I have been to Kinnick Stadium for a Michigan game back in the 90's (we won). We were able to scalp tix right near the stadium for a decent price. The Iowa fans are pretty good folk. You should be able to wear your Michigan colors and cheer for the Blue openly and loudly and not get too much grief. Just be a good fan / sport (common sense rules) and you should have a great time. It's a wonderful place to see a college football game.

Iowa City is a tremendous college town with great bars and restaurants. It's a beautiful campus. Although it's suppose to be cold this weekend. Man, I wish I was making the trip myself. Have a good time...and may you see a Meeechigan victory.


October 5th, 2009 at 11:52 PM ^

The weather is what makes football great and I looked up the forecast yesterday. Expect a high of 49 degrees and a low of 33! Whoo! I will be at the game as well and probably wear my warmest Michigan attire.

Go blue!