Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences BBQ prior to the ISU vs. North Dakota football game.

Aug. 31, 2024

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Program: 12:00 p.m.

Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center


Register online by Friday, Aug. 23, 2024! 


A brief program at 12:00 pm will feature remarks and the presentation of the 2024 Emerging Iowa Leader Award recipient from Daniel J. Robison, holder of the Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Food and Beverage:

A complimentary BBQ lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Special accommodations for meals will be made with advance notice. 

Football Tickets:

Football tickets may be purchased through ISU Athletics by calling the ticket office at 888-478-2925 or visiting the ISU Athletics website. Single-game tickets will be available for purchase later this summer (date yet to be determined by ISU Athletics).


The BBQ takes place in the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center’s Marvin J. Walter and Alpha Gamma Rho Arena. The Hansen Center is a multipurpose arena and learning center located on the south side of campus on Mortensen Road. 

Complimentary parking is available onsite and is located on the east and west sides of the building. Entrances to parking lots are accessible from Mortensen Road.

For attendees wishing to park in public parking surrounding the stadium, please refer to the map on the ISU Athletics website (see map).

Shuttle Service:

A shuttle service will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. from Hansen Center to Jack Trice Stadium for the game. Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m.

One shuttle will be available to return attendees to the Hansen Center from the stadium. Those wishing to take advantage of this return trip should meet the shuttle in front of Reiman Gardens on the south side of the stadium. PLEASE NOTE: Due to post-game traffic, the shuttle may take up to two hours after the completion of the football game to depart from the stadium.

Directions to the Hansen Center:

Address: 2516 Mortensen Road, Ames, IA 50011

Directions from the East:

  • Take Highway 30 west to the University Blvd/Iowa State University exit
  • Turn right on University Boulevard
  • Turn left on Mortensen Road
  • Turn left into the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center (across from Towers residence halls)

Directions from the West:

  • Take Highway 30 east to the South Dakota exit
  • Turn left on South Dakota Avenue
  • Turn right on Mortensen Road
  • Turn right into the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center (across from Towers residence halls)

Walking Directions to the Stadium:

Jack Trice Stadium is located one mile from the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center for those who wish to walk. Walking takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Walking directions:

  • Cross Mortensen Road at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
  • Turn Left on Ash Avenue
  • Turn Right on Country Club Road
  • Continue Right on Cessna Street
  • Continue Straight on South 4th Street to Stadium

Hotel Availability: 

A list of hotels available in Ames and surrounding communities is available through Discover Ames. To find general availability of guest rooms for the weekend of Aug. 31, please call the Bureau directly at 515-232-4032.

For more information, please contact:

Angie Weeks