The Iowa Games, like many other non-profit organizations, has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to preserve the unique qualities of the Olympic-style sports festival now and in the future, the Iowa Games will charge admission fees for many sports beginning in 2021.

Individual sports – For individual sports that will be taking a gate fee, an opportunity will be given to pre-purchase spectator admission wristbands during the registration process. Admissions at individual sports venues will be $5 for 13 & over and $2 for ages 12 & under. 

To avoid congestion at venues, team sports have an admissions fee built based on general roster size. This allows unlimited admissions per team at their sport venue. See your sport specific page for further details. No wristbands will be sent for team sports.

Individual sports taking admissions:

  • Basketball Shooting
  • Bowling Finals
  • Figure Skating
  • Judo
  • Pickleball
  • Racquetball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis (youth & adult)
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling

Admissions can be pre-purchased beginning April 1. To pre-purchase admission for individual sports, click HERE.  For admissions purchased for July 24 – 25, wristbands will be mailed Monday, July 19. For admissions purchased for July 31 – August 1, wristbands will be mailed Monday, July 26. 

Team sports taking admissions:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (youth & adult)
  • Bowling – High School Team
  • Soccer (youth & adult)
  • Softball (youth & adult)





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