IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Friday a surplus of $480,003 from its participation in the 2017 New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York. The Hawkeyes defeated Boston College 27-20 in the December event.
“Our Hawkeye football program, athletics department, and university were able to enjoy our initial participation in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and were provided an outstanding experience by the Pinstripe Bowl and the New York Yankees,” said Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair. “To experience New York City during the holidays and enjoy a hard-fought win by coach Ferentz and his players and staff, was exciting and rewarding for the University of Iowa. To complete the trip within the confines of the established budget adds to the satisfaction of the entire experience.”
The UI athletics department was provided a budget of $2,225,000 from the Big Ten Conference to cover expenses for the athletics department team and staff, the Hawkeye Marching Band, and the official institutional party.
Expenses for the team and staff was $1,324,270, with the primary expenses being lodging and meals ($707,639), air transportation ($307,679), and ground transportation ($45,079). The UI Marching Band expenses of $378,660 included $272,373 for air transportation and $63,068 for lodging and meals. The official UI travel party expenses totaled $42,067.