Des Moines, Iowa —
As of Monday Feb. 13, 2012, individual game tickets for the Iowa Barnstormers will go on sale for all season home games at 10:00 a.m. Season tickets to all nine home games are still available as well. Individual game tickets vary in price from $15 – $45 depending on the seating location. The team will be led by Mike Hohensee this season, and they have been adding members to their roster in anticipation of their exhibition matchup against the Chicago Rush on Saturday, Feb. 25.
The front office announced that tickets can be purchased at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, online at www.iowaeventscenter.com and at all local Dahl’s Ticket Outlets. The ticket prices are listed by seating location:
- 100 Level Gridiron: $45
- 100 Level Sideline: $29
- 100 Level Corner: $20
- 100 End/200 Side: $18
- 200 Level End Zone: $15
Mike Hohensee will lead the Barnstormers as their Head Coach and Director of Football Operations in his first year with Iowa. Hohensee has coached in the AFL for over two decades. He spent nine years with the Chicago Rush as their head coach (2000-10), where he led the team to the playoffs in all nine seasons and an ArenaBowl XX Championship in 2006. Hohensee’s experience as Head Coach in Washington, Albany, New England, Anaheim and Philadelphia will bring much needed guidance to a Barnstormers team that finished with a disappointing 5-13 record in 2011.
Barnstormers Team President Jeff Lamberti hailed Hohensee, “He is a proven winner in our league and has a passion for Arena Football that is second to none.”
As of Feb. 6, the Barnstormers have added defensive back Ryan Downard to training camp that begins at the end of this month, making him the 30th player to be invited. Downard played four seasons at Eastern Michigan University (2007-10). In his freshman year, Downard intercepted six passes and was 12th in the country. Downard is a Lima, Ohio, native and a star player at Shawnee High. As a senior, Downard was named to the All-Ohio first team in 2006. Downard spent the summer of 2011 playing for the Dresden Monarchs in the GFL.
Downard’s stats with Dresden
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