Game Time! Central Iowa Sports


Taking your kids to their first sporting event can be loads of fun.  Whether your looking for baseball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey or even Roller Derby, Central Iowa has you covered.

Iowa Cubs – The Iowa Cubs are a Triple-A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs, that plays in the Pacific Coast League. Their home games are played in Des Moines at Principal Park.

Iowa Barnstormers – The Iowa Barnstormers are an arena football team based in Des Moines.  They are currently members of the Arena Football League (AFL), which they joined in 2010 following the organization’s restructuring. They play their home games at Wells Fargo Arena, known in arena football circles as “The Well”.  The season runs from March to July.

Des Moines Menace -Des Moines Menace is an American soccer team based in Des Moines. Founded in 1994, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference.  The team plays its home games at Valley Stadium, in West Des Moines, where they have played since 2008. The team’s colors are red, white and black.

Iowa Crush – The Iowa Crush are a women’s tackle football in the Independent Women’s Football League

Iowa Energy – The Iowa Energy are an American professional basketball team based in Des Moines. They play in the Eastern Conference in the NBA Development League (NBA D-League), a minor league basketball organization owned and run by the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Energy play their home games at the Wells Fargo Arena.

Iowa Wild – The Iowa Wild is the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. The team begins play at Wells Fargo Arena in October of 2013, its inaugural season in the AHL. The Wild’s first home game is scheduled for Saturday, October 12 at 7:05 p.m. On April 22nd, 2013, the team was relocated by Minnesota to Des Moines, IA from Houston, TX, where it had played since 1994 as the Houston Aeros.

Des Moines Buccaneers – The Des Moines Buccaneers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The team played in the West Division starting in the 2009–2010 season.  The Buccaneers play all their home games at Buccaneer Arena located in Urbandale.

Des Moines Derby Dames – The Des Moines Derby Dames is a women’s flat-track roller derby league based in Des Moines.

Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at

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