Hawkeye Marching Band

Pregame Show

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The award-winning Hawkeye Marching Band will perform their traditional pre-game Rec. Building show one hour and 15 minutes before kick-off. 

The Rec. Building opens two hours before kick-off at both the Southeast and Northwest doors. The HMB show will begin one hour and 15 minutes before kick off, lasting approximately a half hour.

Fans can view the show from west side and entry/exit lanes to the south of the track.


Security screening will occur for entry to the building.  Sealed bottles of water are allowed while all other beverages and food will remain outside.

The Rec Building on game day doesn’t serve as a tailgating location or weather shelter.  It is the home of the HMB pre-game concert and our Bag Drop-Off service.

Fans accessing the Bag Drop-off service in the Southeast corner will enter at the Southeast doors, not through the building.

Our new, world-class, raised indoor track is not available to fans during the show.

Following the HMB concert (approximately  45 minutes before kick-off), all fans will depart the Rec Building.  The Southeast entrance remains open throughout the game (and one hour after) to accommodate fans utilizing the Bag Drop-Off service.  Building access is limited to the Southeast Bag Drop-Off area.