Jack Trice Stadium Policies

Alex Gookin

For a handful of Saturdays every fall, 55,000 ISU fans pack Jack Trice Stadium to cheer on Iowa State’s football team. Named after Iowa State’s first African-American athlete who was tragically killed as a result of injuries in his first football game, Jack Trice Stadium is the only stadium in Division I football named after an African-American.

Located in the area of the Iowa State Center, Jack Trice Stadium is often the first sight seen driving into campus. Before attending a football game, there are a few things students need to know to keep the game day experience safe and enjoyable.

Students who want to attend games are encouraged to enter as early as possible, as student tickets are general admission and seats are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. All gates open 90 minutes before kickoff and students are allowed to use Gate 2 on the west side of Jack Trice Stadium to enter the game.

Fans are allowed to re-enter the game up through the third quarter if they choose to leave after the game starts. Tickets or student IDs must be scanned going out of the stadium for people to re-enter.

The ISU athletic department and Big 12 Conference encourage good sportsmanship at games. Fans are not allowed to throw objects onto the field and the offense is punishable by state and local law. Profanity, racial or sexist comments or other intimidating actions are prohibited and can lead to arrest.

The stadium only allows signs with prior authorization from the Athletics Department. Signs and banners are to be in good taste and not obstruct the view of other patrons.

In accordance to the Iowa Smoke Free Air Act, smoking is prohibited in Jack Trice Stadium.

The athletic department encourages fans and students to follow all policies to make for a more enjoyable game day experience.