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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Iowa Home Game Days

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The City encourages all University Heights residents and guests to cheer on the Hawks in as safe and distanced a manner as possible. 


The following rules and regulations shall be in place and in force during and on all weekends (Friday-Sunday) on which the Iowa Hawkeyes play football games in Kinnick Stadium during 2020:


  1. Parking on yards is prohibited at all locations and in all Zones identified in the City Zoning Ordinance (comprising all places in the City).
  2. The provisions of City Ordinances regulating and restricting parking on City Streets on Hawkeye game days will be enforced as usual.
  3. Outdoor vending of merchandise of any sort (including items produced by Home Occupations permitted by the City Zoning Ordinance) are prohibited at all locations and in all Zones identified in the City Zoning Ordinance (comprising all places in the City).
  4. Groups greater than ten (10) individuals are prohibited from gathering on yards at all locations and in all Zones identified in the City Zoning Ordinance (comprising all places in the City).
  5. Groups of any size are prohibited from gathering on all public property, including the area adjacent to City streets (commonly known as the “parking” – the area between the curb and the farther edge of the sidewalk).
  6. Tailgating is prohibited on all public property, including the area adjacent to City streets (commonly known as the “parking” – the area between the curb and the farther edge of the sidewalk).
  7. Individuals gathered on private property shall maintain physical distance of at least six feet (6’) between them unless those all of those individuals live together.
  8. Portable toilets are prohibited on private property, unless they are located pursuant to a valid Building Permit issued by the City.
  9. All individuals shall follow and observe the provisions of the Johnson County Public Health Face Covering Ordinance.
  10. All individuals shall follow and observe the rules, regulations, restrictions and requirements of applicable local, state, and federal regulations, guidance, and laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  11. All property owners and residents are responsible to see that their guests abide by and comply with the terms of this Resolution.
  12. The University Heights Police Department is directed to enforce the terms of this Resolution by way of education and voluntary compliance but may order groups to disperse and/or issue municipal infraction citations if efforts at voluntary compliance are unsuccessful. 
  13. Violations of this Resolution may be cited as municipal infractions with a penalty of $50.00, plus costs.
  14. The City Council may revisit and revise the provisions of this Resolution as the Hawkeye Football season progresses.

Read Resolution No. 20-20 Regulating Tailgating (PDF). The Johnson County Public Health Face Covering Ordinance is included as Exhibit A.


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