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Friday, Sept. 2: Gameday "Hit Tape"
Click the embedded media player below to see a new Friday feature for Gameday Central, the Friday "hit tape." Enjoy and we'll see you at the game Saturday!
Friday Hit Tape
Thursday, Sept. 1: Reminder: New Ticket Scanning System Goes Into Effect Saturday
For the first time, all Iowa State football tickets will be scanned at the entry gates of Jack Trice Stadium. Fans' tickets will also be exit scanned in order to gain re-entry to the stadium.
This scanning technology will supply a new level of ticket security and give fans more control over tickets they have purchased. Season-ticket holders and single-game ticket purchasers will be able to re-print or forward their tickets by managing them online through their My Cyclone Athletics Account at cyclones.com. Season-ticket holders will also be provided with a seamless solution for selling seats online to other fans by utilizing our new Cyclone Ticket Exchange, the only authorized Iowa State Athletics resale site.
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Print and Broadcast Room Interviews
Click the links below for interviews with Iowa State players previewing Saturday's game vs. Northern Iowa, conducted Monday. Select Cyclone players meet with both broadcast and print media in different rooms (thus different questions and answers.)
Monday, Aug. 29: Must-Read Information for Saturday's Game
C-1/C-2 Hilton Lots North of Center Drive Will Open at 2 p.m. for Football- All Other Donor Lots Open at 7 a.m. Public Football Parking Open at Noon
Parking in the Hilton Coliseum lots north of Center Drive (C-1 and C-2) will not open until 2 p.m. CDT Saturday for football. Prior to 2 p.m., only those with volleyball season parking permits and those with issued (C-1, C-2) permits will be allowed to park north of Center Drive. The Iowa State volleyball team plays host to Iowa at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hilton Coliseum.
The Northern Iowa at Iowa State football game will kickoff at 6 p.m. CDT. All football donor lots will open Saturday at 7 a.m. Public football lots will open at noon.
Football parking for cars is $20/vehicle, RVs are $50, and motorcycles are $5.
Iowa State Fans Urged to Arrive Early Saturday
Iowa State fans heading to Saturday's Northern Iowa at Iowa State football game in Jack Trice Stadium are urged to arrive early for the season-opening contest that kicks off at 6 p.m.
Road construction continues on U.S. 30 from 230th Street in Boone County to just east of University Boulevard in Ames. Traffic has shifted onto the new U.S. 30 eastbound lanes at the west end of the project, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) Des Moines construction office.
In addition, the exit ramp from eastbound U.S. 30 to Iowa 930 (old U.S. 30/Lincoln way) will re-open as a single lane ramp instead of the previous dual lane ramp. Please use caution as motorists adjust to the new configuration.
Interstate 35 Southbound
Take exit 113 for 13th Street toward USDA Veterinary Labs. Turn right onto 13th Street. Continue to follow 13th Street. Turn left onto Grand Avenue. Turn right on S 4th Street. Continue on S 4th Street to Jack Trice Stadium.
Interstate 35 Northbound
Take Exit 11A to merge onto US 30 West. Take exit 148 for US 69/Duff Avenue. Turn right onto US-69 N/South Duff Avenue. Turn left onto S 3rd Street. Continue on S 3rd Street to Jack Trice Stadium.
HWY 30 Eastbound
Take exit 146 for University Boulevard toward Iowa State University. Turn left onto University Blvd.
HWY 30 Westbound
Take exit 142 toward Lincoln Way/Napier. Merge onto IA-930 E/Lincoln Hwy. Continue to follow Lincoln Hwy. Turn right onto Beach Avenue or University Blvd.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles and wear seat belts.
Fans Reminded to Respect Neighbors Near Jack Trice Stadium
The Iowa State Athletics Department is asking football fans, who park in the streets and neighborhoods surrounding Jack Trice Stadium, to be considerate of the home owners who live in those neighborhoods. Fans are expected to obey all Ames city parking regulations. Fans should only park where allowed. Trash should not be left behind by departing fans and ticket holders are expected to be sensitive to noise levels.
Monday, Aug. 29: Paul Rhoads Archived Media Conference
Head coach Paul Rhoads met with the media Monday over the lunch hour to preview Iowa State's home opener with Northern Iowa. Click the embedded media player below to see an archive of it.