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The Cathedrals
DICK FRIEDMAN
August 21, 2012
The stadiums of the Big Ten—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition, smart details and a homey atmosphere to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again
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August 21, 2012

The Cathedrals

The stadiums of the Big Ten—the most worshipped spots on campus—blend tradition, smart details and a homey atmosphere to keep fans making their pilgrimages, time and again

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KINNICK STADIUM

CAPACITY 70,585

FIRST GAME Oct. 6, 1929 Iowa 46, Monmouth 0

INITIAL CAPACITY 53,000

MOST RECENT RENOVATION 2006

SIGNATURE FEATURE The visiting team's pink locker room

PATRON SAINT Nile Kinnick, 1939 Heisman winner, who perished on a training flight as a Navy pilot in 1943

INDELIBLE MOMENT On Oct. 19, 1985, in a nighttime battle between the No. 1 Hawkeyes and No. 2 Michigan, quarterback Chuck Long coolly led a five-minute, 22-second, 16-play drive that culminated in former walk-on Rob Houghtlin's 29-yard field goal, which gave Iowa a 12--10 victory.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE Rumor has it that the horses and mules that died during the construction effort in 1929 are buried in the north end zone.

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