Hawkeyes can text for help

September 3, 2009 1 Comment

Let’s say you’re sitting in the stands at Kinnick Stadium, and two people sitting in front of you start fighting. You definitely don’t want one of them to accidentally hit you, and you don’t want the argument to spread to other hyped up fans nearby. But, you also don’t want to be the tattle-tale running to security.

Starting this weekend, you can send a text message to alert authorities there’s a problem.

Simply text the word ALERT followed by the problem and location to 97178. The University of Iowa Athletic Department will have someone monitoring the texts and will dispatch someone to deal with the situation.

The new service is powered by FanDriveMedia who also serves the International Olympic Committee, MLB teams and the NFL.

If anybody tries it out this weekend, let me know. I’m interested to see it in action.

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  1. Jerry Alston says:

    I tried it last week with a drunk who was in front of us making the game miserable for me and my family. I never thought I’d say this but this is a GREAT IDEA. He never even knew what happened before security had him….you dont know how much you appreciate these things until you need them…Thanks so much. Jerry

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