“Kinnick Stadium is among the 70 stadiums in more than 50 metropolitan markets that are in consideration, ranging in market size from New York City, where the new Meadowlands Stadium will open in 2010 in nearby East Rutherford, N.J., to college town markets such as Lincoln, Neb., and Fayetteville, Ark. The outreach by U.S. Soccer and the USA Bid Committee truly represents a national campaign to welcome the return of the world’s most popular sporting event to the United States, with the comprehensive mix of metro markets and world class venues representing a chief asset of the U.S. bid.”
This is a serious longshot, obviously, but I’ve always wondered why the UI hasn’t used Kinnick for events. I imagine it could be a decent revenue stream, but there’s also logistics.
And don’t get me started on that water tower.