Since it opened its doors in September 2002, the Roy G. Karro Athletics Hall of Fame and Visitors Center has served as a stop for Hawkeye fans on their way to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Fans can browse through the history of every competitive sport that the University of Iowa has to offer.
Exhibits of all 22 sports adorn the Hall of Fame walls. Fans can see everything from the men's and women's 2001 Big Ten Tournament trophies to a scorecard from the lowest round shot by a Hawkeye golfer. Fans of Hawkeye athletics can view old baseball uniforms and every national championship trophy won by the Iowa wrestling program. Fans can get hands on experience in the interactive room by shooting baskets on the old Fieldhouse floor and kicking field goals while a crowd cheers in the background. The Hall of Fame also has computer screens throughout the building, showing historic moments in Iowa athletic history. There is also a theatre where fans can watch highlights from any one of Iowa's sports. Databases are available so friends and relatives of former athletes can relive their history as a Hawkeye. The Hall of Fame is not just an attraction for fans. Meeting spaces are available and are used for business meetings and team activities. Athletics have always been a big part of the University of Iowa. The Hall of Fame allows fans to view the history of the Hawkeyes and will let fans in the future revisit the success that is Iowa Hawkeye athletics. Saturdays are "Student Saturdays" at the UI Athletics Hall of Fame. All students, elementary aged through college, are admitted free.