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Kinnick Stadium completed in 1929


IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Construction on Kinnick Stadium wrapped up October 5, 1929.  The original capacity was 53,000 people.  Seats were added in 1956 raising the capacity to 60,000, again in 1983 to 66,000, and it's now even higher.

The original cost was $500,000 and took six months to complete construction.  The structure was originally named Iowa Stadium, then was changed in 1939 after Nile Kinnick won the Heisman.

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