Iowa Barnstormers home opener offers cheap Friday fun


by Zach Rathman, Special to The Simpsonian

DES MOINES, Iowa – Are you already going through football withdrawal and looking for some cheap Friday Fun? Want to support the Simpson Dance team? You’ll get a chance to take care of all three by attending the Iowa Barnstormers home opener on Friday, Feb. 26. The Barnstormers will host the Green Bay Blizzard at 7:05 p.m. inside Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League have teamed up with Simpson College to offer discounted tickets for Simpson students, faculty and alumni, as well as a chance to see the Simpson Dance team perform during halftime of the game.

Tickets for Simpson students are only $13 or $9 (depending on seating section), a $3 discount from the initial price for both seating sections.

Prior to the game, Andrew Godfrey from the Barnstormers will be at the Kent Campus Center

from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. Ticket orders can be placed there or by contacting Andrew at [email protected] or 515-564-8458. Orders can be made all the way up to 3 p.m. on the 26th.

Quick Facts:

● Iowa Barnstormers vs. Green Bay Blizzard – Friday, Feb. 26 @ 7 p.m.

● Home opener at Wells Fargo Arena

● $13 / $9 tickets

● Simpson Dance team performance at halftime

● Simpson offensive line and strength coach, Pete Traynor, played for the Barnstormers for three seasons.

● Barnstormers will sell tickets at Kent Campus Center on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

● Ask to learn about future internship opportunities with the Barnstormers

● LB Javicz Jones 1st team All-IFL (2015), QB Donovan Porterie 2nd team All-IFL (2015 with Green Bay) lead the IFL with 2670 yards & 55 Passing Touchdowns, WR Brady Roland 2nd team All-IFL (2015)