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.
SportsStampede semi-pro football team to play home openerMore>>
Top Stories on Our Sports Page[menu1474_4-C123698]
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:45 GMT
Bryce Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping No. 10 Baylor open its riverfront campus stadium with a 45-0 victory over former Southwest Conference rival SMU on Sunday night.More >>
Bryce Petty took a bruising shot to his lower back on No. 10 Baylor's first offensive drive in its new riverfront stadium.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:40:44 GMT
Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.More >>
Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:40:17 GMT
Sara Errani used consistent shots and a notoriously soft serve to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals, beating 32-year-old qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 Sunday to end the tournament's most unlikely...More >>
Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:53:14 GMT
Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49ers Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.More >>
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.More >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.