For the first time since 2015, the University of Iowa football team is heading to Indianapolis for the Big 10 Championship game.
The Hawkeyes won the Big Ten West Division title on Saturday thanks to Minnesota’s victory over Wisconsin. Since he had a tiebreaker against Iowa, a Badger win would have sent Wisconsin to the Big Ten Championship. Iowa beat Nebraska 28-21 on Friday, keeping their title game hopes alive.
Iowa will face Michigan in the 11th Annual Big Ten Championship on Saturday, December 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. CT, and the game will be televised on FOX and streamed on the FOX Sports app.
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For those Hawkeye fans wanting to travel to Indy to watch the game, here’s all you need to know:
On ticketmaster.com, tickets for Big 10 Championship games range from $ 50 to $ 95 depending on seat location, but are sold out and the deadline to request tickets in Iowa has expired on November 1. .
Currently resale tickets on stubhub.com start at $ 325.
How can I get there?
Unfortunately, Des Moines International Airport does not offer direct flights to Indianapolis. According to Google Flights, a nearly four-hour flight with a connection that leaves on Friday, December 3 and returns on Sunday, December 5, would cost just under $ 600.
Travelers to Des Moines can ride the sidewalk for just over seven hours on Interstate 80 in Iowa and Interstate 74 in Illinois and Indiana. According to the AAA gasoline calculator, a vehicle that travels 25 miles per gallon can expect to spend about $ 116 round trip for the nearly 500 miles between Des Moines and Indianapolis.
Directly across from the stadium are a Staybridge Suites and the Tru by Hilton Hotel.
A few steps away are a Marriott and The Alexander, a Dolce by Wyndham, a boutique hotel.
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Here’s where to eat and drink in Indy
Earlier this year, Indianapolis landed on Time Magazine’s 2021 Best Places in the World list for its growing dining and entertainment scene.
Time mentioned the city’s redevelopment of the Bottleworks neighborhood, where the former Indianapolis Coca-Cola bottling plant operated.
Here you’ll find The Garage, a food hall with various vendors offering arepas, poke, oysters and more. If you missed out on tickets to the game, head to Kilroy’s Bar & Grill with pub food and a barbecue. After a win in Iowa, head to St. Elmo, Indianapolis’ oldest steakhouse still in its original location, or Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse for party steaks and drinks. If you’ve been drinking a little too much, cure your hangover with Milktooth’s weekend brunch specials like donuts, cookies and gravy, or Dutch baby pancakes.
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What else is there to do?
Indianapolis is full of museums dotted around the subway. Currently on display at Newfields is “The Lume”, an immersive art exhibit by Vincent Van Gogh and the museum’s largest art and nature exhibit ever.
The world’s largest children’s museum is also popular. The Indianapolis Children’s Museum is a five-level playground with exhibits on art, history, science, and culture.