Iowa is adding a midfield logo to its home turf. The program announced Monday that starting next season the Hawkeyes’ “Tigerhawk” logo will be painted on the 50-yard line at Kinnick Stadium. The logo will be part of field turf that is being installed this offseason.
The Hawkeyes made the announcement in a video.
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) June 12, 2017
Below is an Iowa rendering of the “Tigerhawk” logo at midfield.
Iowa has not had a midfield logo since 1980, but Hawkeyes athletic director Gary Barta explained the change.
“The passion for the Tigerhawk is amazing. Wherever you go in the state, across the country, or throughout the world, when you wear the logo on your shirt, a friendly ‘GO HAWKS’ shout is inevitable,” Barta said in a statement. “The current Kinnick Stadium renovation provided an opportunity to add the Tigerhawk to the field. It will provide another great touch to an already iconic stadium.”
Iowa announced a major renovation project for Kinnick Stadium last fall.