TAMPA, Fla. — Ted Pacha, a charter member of the I-Club Kinnick Society who is no stranger to donating to University of Iowa athletics, and his wife Deb will give a $5 million lead donation for the Kinnick Stadium north end zone renovation project, the school announced on Sunday.
Pacha has previously donated to the Roy G. Karro Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum, and past renovations of Kinnick Stadium and Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
“Over the years, my family and I have followed Hawkeyes sports, and that’s led to many great relationships with Hawkeye athletics teams and provided our family with opportunities to form many wonderful friendships with Iowa student-athletes, coaches, and administrators,” Pacha, an area businessman with numerous ties to the Iowa City community, said in a statement. “We have a great passion for the mission of Iowa athletics and are extremely proud to take a leadership role in the Kinnick Edge Campaign.”
A video board and a second deck of seating, including new luxury boxes, to the north end zone. The stadium’s capacity is expected to drop to about 69,000 when the renovation is complete in 2019.