The Sioux City Stampede will play their first home game on Saturday night.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Outdoor semi-pro football makes its debut in Sioux City on Saturday night. The Sioux City Stampede have started their initial season with two road losses but will tackle the Des Moines Blaze in their home opener.
The Stampede lost their opener in Sioux Falls, 25-17, and then lost in the Quad Cities, 37-6 last week. Des Moines is 1-0 this season and won the semi-pro national championship last season.
Tickets for Saturday's game are $7 for adults, $5 for students. Kids 10-and-under are free. The Stampede want to put on a good show for everyone.
"We want everybody to bring their kids. We just really want a lot of participation from the city," said managing partner Mike Weltz, Sr. "We all want to play football but we also want the city behind us. That's what keeps an organization going. That's what makes you want to show up and play the game. None of the four owners, we're not doing it to make money. What we would like to do is get survivability, sustainability. These guys pay a fee to play. We want to do whatever we can to make every weekend more comfortable for them."
Saturday's game starts at 7 o'clock at the Leeds school field. They suggest you bring a lawn chair because seating is limited.
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