Friday, July 20, 2018


7:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Gates Open to Jack Trice at 7:00 p.m.  Please use the Northwest Gate (Gate 5)


Jack Trice Stadium

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Parking is available at Jack Trice Stadium in the lots North of Jack Trice. No parking is allowed in parking lot S3 due to the Athlete Jamboree.


Athletes & Coaches – FREE.  To receive your Athlete/Coach ticket stop by the T-shirt pick at the Sukup South Endzone at Jack Trice.
Only one representative from teams needs to stop by the tent.

$5.00 – 13 & Over
$2.00 – 12 & Under

Proceeds from the Opening Ceremony will benefit Adaptive Sports Iowa. Since being established in 2011, Adaptive Sports Iowa has provided revolutionary sports opportunities for Iowans with physical disabilities. From introducing adaptive sports in the Iowa Games to and setting up various sports programs to having a RAGBRAI team, we hope to continue to offer Iowans with physical disabilities the chance to showcase their athletic abilities while promoting an atmosphere of fun and community.

How to purchase tickets?

Online Pre-Sale:
Tickets may be purchased online prior to the event.  Tickets purchased July 14 or earlier will be mailed to the individual.  Tickets purchased online after July 15 will be available for pick up in parking lot S3 at the Ticket Tent (South of Jack Trice) from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

To purchase tickets click HERE. (Available starting March 12).

Event Day:
Tickets will also be available on Friday, July 20 in parking lot S3 (South of Jack Trice) from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. as well as outside the Northwest Gate (Gate 5) at Jack Trice from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.Method of payment:  CASH (preferred method), Check (payable to Iowa Games)

Parade of Athletes

Participants will meet in lot S3 and line up on the South West (SW) side of Jack Trice Stadium.

Opening Ceremony

Schedule of Events:
7:00 p.m. – Gates open to Jack Trice Stadium.  General Public please use Gate 5 (NW Side) to enter Jack Trice Stadium.
7:30 p.m. – Lot S3 – Parade of Athletes Line up along the West side of Jack Trice Stadium on the sidewalk.
7:45 p.m. – Parade of Athletes Begins.
8:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony Starts
9:15 p.m. – Fireworks

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