Iowa football: Fans wave to children's hospital in Hawkeyes' newest tradition
Iowa's Kinnick Stadium has a seating capacity of 70,585, which gives the Hawkeyes incredible strength in numbers in one of the coolest new traditions in college football. The stadium is located next to the new University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and hospital patients have a view that overlooks the sea of gold and black on gamedays.
What started as a fan suggestion on an Iowa Facebook fan page has turned into a full-blown movement: Iowa fans collectively waving to the top floor of the hospital, where the children and their families gather to watch Iowa, at the end of the first quarter during Hawkeye home games.
Take a look below at Iowa's inspirational new tradition:
Then, on Oct. 7, before Iowa's 45-16 win over Illinois, the Hawkeyes took the wave a step further. The Iowa marching band spread out in the form of a huge hand on the field, pointed towards the hospital, and waved in unison to their onlooking fans.
It looked pretty great:
Hawkeye Marching Band has a new move - a giant wave to the kids. pic.twitter.com/9d5dZZCo6w— Hawkerella (@Hawkerella) October 7, 2017