Three Republican presidential candidates announced their plans on Tuesday to attend the annual Cy-Hawk football game.
Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former President Donald Trump will appear at Jack Trace Stadium in Ames on Saturday.
“We’re thrilled to invite Donald J. Trump to the Iowa-Iowa football game this weekend,” said Matt Whitaker, a former Iowa football player who briefly served as acting US Attorney General from 2018-19. In a press release.
After news broke of Trump’s announcement, KCCI sports reporter Shannon Ehrhardt asked Iowa State coach Kirk Ferentz for his response.
“Awesome,” Ferentz said. “There will be about 60,000 other people as well. That’s great… I mean it’s, you know, election year in Iowa.”
Ahead of the Cy-Hawk game, Hutchinson and Ramaswamy also plan to attend the Republican presidential caucus for Iowa’s 4th congressional district on Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Story County Fairgrounds.
Trump was also in attendance in 2015 for the Cy-Hawk game before the 2016 Iowa caucuses. That game was won by Iowa, 31-17.
This year’s game is scheduled for 2:30pm on Saturday, September 9th.