While Upper Iowa's new football stadium is under construction,
the Peacocks last two home football games of the 2011
season will be played on the high school field in West Union.
FAYETTE, Iowa (October 26, 2011) – Upper Iowa University will play its "home" game Saturday, November 5, on the field at North Fayette High School, West Union, due to construction on the field in Fayette.
Kick-off on November 5 only has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. for the game between the Peacocks and the Golden Bears of Concordia-St. Paul.
The usual home field for UIU, Eischeid Stadium, is currently under renovation. The old stadium is being razed, and a new stadium is being built and should be available for the Peacocks by the first home game in Fall 2012. The stadium transformation was made possible by a $7.5 million gift to the University from UIU alumni, Steve and Diane Harms of West Des Moines, Iowa.
The Peacocks final home game of the season against the Augustana Vikings will also be played on the North Fayette High School field in West Union on Saturday, November 12. However, kick-off on November 12 will remain at 1 p.m.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. Upper Iowa University has been named a top military-friendly school for three consecutive years by both Military Advanced Education and GI Jobs; its online programs are ranked highly by Online Education Database; and many of its online majors have been designated "best buy" or "best value" by GetEducated.com. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
Monica Bayer Heaton
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