full outdoor football stadium
University of Iowa Kinnick Stadium Renovation / Iowa CityIA
Improving the game-day experience

The historic Kinnick Stadium underwent significant renovations - which were performed during football season - to improve the game-day experience for student-athletes, staff and fans. Phase I replaced the south end zone bleachers adding new concessions and restrooms, upgraded locker rooms, media interview spaces and a training room. Phase II included the addition of a new four-level structure that included 49 suites, 1,100 outdoor club seats, and 150 indoor club seats.

The project team developed a two-phase plan to complete the improvements safely and with minimal disruptions, performing the most disruptive work in each phase between football seasons and less disruptive work scheduled around game-day activities. The Mortenson team completed the renovation on time and on budget in September 2006.

Facts And Figures

University of Iowa

Completed September 2006


361,686 square feet

Delivery Methods

Construction Manager as Agent

The Team


Safety Achievement Award – Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) and Iowa OSHA, 2007