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Drake Stadium Policies

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: August 27, 2009
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Directions to Drake Stadium

From Des Moines International Airport

  • From airport parking and terminal, turn LEFT (North) onto Fleur Drive.
  • Fleur Drive will merge with/become MLK Pkwy near downtown Des Moines.
  • Continue on MLK Pkwy past I-235 junction.
  • Turn LEFT (West) onto Forest Avenue
  • Drake Stadium is near corner of 27th Street & Forest Avenue

From Minnesota and points North & Illinois and points East:

  • Take I-35 South (southbound traffic) OR I-80 West (westbound traffic)
  • Exit onto I-235 South/West
  • Follow I-235 through downtown Des Moines
  • Exit on 31st Street (Exit 6), turn RIGHT (North)
  • Follow 31st Street to Forest Ave, turn RIGHT (East)
  • Drake Stadium is located between 29th & 27th Streets on Forest Avenue

From Missouri and points South & Nebraska and points West:

  • Take I-35 North (northbound traffic) OR I-80 East (eastbound traffic)
  • Exit onto I-235 North/East
  • Exit on 31st Street (Exit 6), turn LEFT (North)
  • Follow 31st Street to Forest Ave, turn RIGHT (East)
  • Drake Stadium is located between 29th & 27th Streets on Forest Avenue

First aid

Guests requiring medical attention should notify the nearest Guest Services employee or Drake Security officer.  An ambulance is on site for all games located at the Northeast track entrance.

Gates Open

Drake Stadium gates will open to the public 60 minutes prior to kickoff. 

Lost & Found

Found items can be given to a Guest Services staff member, Drake Security Officer or taken to Western Union Room on the West Concourse beneath Section V/Tunnel 22.  Anyone wishing to inquire about a lost item may do so at the Western Union Room.  Persons who have lost articles can call the Drake Security Office at (515) 271-2222 on the Tuesday following the game.

Parking

Parking for Drake Football games will be available in University Lots and on surface streets.  The closest public lots are at the corner of 25th Street & Forest and 27th Street & Clark.

Wheelchair/Handicap Only Lot is located near the Northwest Entrance of the Stadium on Clark Street (Lot 18 North).

Prohibited Items

For the safety and enjoyment of all, the following items are not permitted inside Drake Stadium:

  • Alcohol
  • Backpacks/Large Bags
  • Chairbacks/Stadium Seats greater than 18 inches wide
  • Coolers and thermoses
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Outside Food or Beverages
  • Stollers
  • Tents
  • Tripods for cameras
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons

All bags and purses are subject to search at any time while inside Drake Stadium gates.  Confiscated items may not be returned.

Smoking Policy

In accordance with the Iowa Smokefree Act of 2008, smoking is not permitted on Drake University property.  Those who wish to smoke must use the Northwest gate ONLY for a re-entry handstamp and must smoke on public sidewalks.

Spectator Conduct

Guests using foul language, making obscene gestures, or appearing inebriated will be ejected from Drake Stadium. Any fan entering the field of play or throwing objects in the stands or onto the field will face arrest and prosecution.  If someone is interfering with your enjoyment of the game, please contact a Drake Stadium Guest Services Staff member for assistance.

Drake Football Fan Zone

The Football Fan Zone begin two hours prior to kickoff with a pep rally at the Bronze Bulldog that will send the team into the stadium on a high note.  Following the pep rally, fans are encouraged to enjoy free food and soft drinks at the Football Fan Zone in Lot 18 (directly behind the Drake Stadium pressbox).  Everyone is invited to pre-game with the Bulldogs, so sidewalk chalk and poster-making materials will be available for kids to show their Drake spirit, in addition to temporary tattoos, applied by Drake Cheerleaders and members of the Drake Athletics marketing staff.

Two inflatable games will also be open to kids who have energy to spare before kickoff.  Tailgate games like Bags and Ladder Ball will be available for older fans who want to hang out before the game.  The Football Fan Zone will close thirty minutes prior to kick, allowing fans plenty of time to get into the stadium and find their seats.

Ticket Information

For fans purchasing or picking up tickets, the Ticket Sales windows located in the southwest corner of Drake Stadium will be open to purchase tickets and pick up tickets left at Will Call.

To better accommodate fans and player-parents tailgating in the North Media Lot, the Player Pass location has been moved to the main gate of Drake Stadium, located on the southwest side of the stadium on Forest Avenue.  This new location makes for a short walk for those fans tailgating in the North Media Lot to collect their tickets and enter the stadium.

All ticket locations, as well as stadium gates, will open one hour prior to kickoff.

Wheelchair Accessibility & seating

Wheelchair Accessible seating is located above Section N on the main concourse level and above Sections P-V on the second level (accessed by the elevator near Section V/Tunnel 22.

Will Call

Football Player Pass List is located inside the main gate of Drake Stadium off Forest Avenue.  Will Call is located at the SW Entrance (near the Bronze Bulldog).

 

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