Iowa Takes New Steps To Discipline Unruly Fans

Sports

September 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa has some new ways of dealing with unruly fans at Hawkeye football games.  Some disruptive fans could, for example, be given warning cards by stadium security. Associate Athletics Director Rick Klatt says the idea came from a different venue where it’s been successful. He says the cards will be used to notify fans if their behavior is inappropriate. Klatt says the goal is not to kick anyone out of a game but to put them on “a kind of notice.” Fans also will be able to send text messages to security if they see unruly behavior, including during the pregame. University police also will patrol several checkpoints near Kinnick Stadium, conducting random checks of those areas.