THE BIG NEWS IN AMES THIS WEEK is Cyclone football. After a 2020 season without tailgating, and limited fans in the stadium, this football season is highly anticipated.
The Saturday, Aug. 4 game against University of Northern Iowa Panthers begins at 3:30 p.m. in Jack Trice Stadium.
Parking lots open at 7 a.m., and stadium gates open 90 minutes prior to the game.
For parking information and for a list of what is (and isn’t) allowed in the stadium, click here.
Fans will see a lot of exciting changes when they head toward Jack Trice Stadium from the north. A $90 million, five-level Sports Performance Center has been completed, and an elevated north stadium concourse and north plaza have been added. The concourse extension creates a continuous pedestrian walkway around the stadium.
This year, the Cyclones have broken a school record total of season football tickets sold, surpassing the 48,000 mark for the first time ever. As of last Friday, a limited number of single tickets were still available. If you need tickets, they can be purchased online or by phone (toll free at 888-478-2925 or locally at 515-294-1816).
On gameday, if any tickets remain, you can purchase them at the will-call window at the Athletics Ticket Office.
Not in Ames? You can catch the game on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
Get your Cyclone gear
Don’t forget to gear up for the season! Ames shops have what you need for late-summer games as well as those chilly fall events. Try Barefoot Campus Outfitters, Dogtown University, or Iowa State University Book Store for all the latest fashions and sports-worthy accessories.
Cyclone Central Tailgate
For pre-game fun, check out the Cyclone Central Tailgate at the ISU Alumni Center (429 Alumni Lane). Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the ISU Cyclone Football ‘Varsity’ Marching Band performs a step show on the Alumni Center staircase before marching to the stadium.
Iowa State is ranked No. 7 in the preseason AP poll behind the strength of 19 returning starters from last year’s PlayStation Fiesta Bowl championship team that went 9-3. Three Cyclone football players have been named AP First-Team Preseason All-American, and four Cyclones made the USA Today Sports Preseason All-America Team.