Iowa Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Logo
The current logo for the Iowa Barnstormers






Des Moines, Iowa


Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Team Colors:

Black, Gold, Red, White


Jeff Lamberti and Matt Strawn

Head Coach(es):

John Gregory, J.T. Smith, Mike Hohensee

Division Titles:

4 (1996-97, 1999-2000)



The Iowa Barnstormers are a former franchise primarily recognized by the Arena Football League. The original team was founded in 1995 and was based in Des Moines, Iowa. The team lasted until the 2000 season, when the team relocated to Uniondale, New York, and was then renamed the New York Dragons. The Barnstormers would go on to form in the af2 for a single season in 2001, but closed operations afterwards. In 2008, the Barnstormers of the af2 were revived and continued to compete in the league until 2010, when they rejoined the AFL after the New York Dragons ceased operations and the league returned following a year of absence. The Barnstormers left the AFL for the Indoor Football League following the 2014 season.

Overall Statistics Edit

Overall Record 92-89
Home Record 50-45
Away Record 42-44
Overtime Record 1-5
Playoff Record 6-5
Total Seasons in AFL 11
Most Points Scored in a Game 77 (7/15/00)
Least Points Scored in a Game 6 (5/15/98)
Best Single-Season Record 12-2 (1996)
Worst Single-Season Record 5-13 (2011)
Longest Winning Streak 10
Longest Losing Streak 7
Longest Home Winning Streak 9
Longest Road Winning Streak 4