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IFL Postpones 2020 Season

March 12, 2020 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Iowa Barnstormers News Release

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the postponement of this weekend's games in Frisco and Sioux Falls, along with the state of California's limit on the size of crowds due to the pandemic, the Indoor Football League will be postponing its season until further notice following Saturday night's games in Oakland and San Diego.

Both games are still scheduled to kickoff at 8:05 p.m. CST, but will be played with no fans in attendance. Each game will be broadcast live on YouTube.

"This is an unprecedented situation that we are taking very seriously," said IFL Commissioner Todd Tryon. "We are monitoring this on a constant basis and are working with the local municipalities and arenas in all of our markets. Our goal is to resume play as soon as possible. The health of our players, coaches, staffs, fans, and sponsors is of utmost importance to our teams and to the league, and we will not compromise those values."

The IFL will continue to evaluate ongoing events and the safety of our players and will rely on the guidance of public health experts and our leagues' Board of Directors in determining when the restart the 2020 season.

FROM THE IOWA BARNSTORMERS - "With news of arenas around the country closing their doors to fans and warning the public of large gatherings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we feel postponing the indoor football season is the best decision, " said Iowa Barnstormers President Jeff Lamberti. "We want to ensure that our fans get the full hard-hitting indoor football experience and our players have the opportunity to play at home in front of some of the best fans in the IFL."

The Iowa Barnstormers are aware that many Season Ticket Holders, fans, and partners will have questions regarding the 2020 season, so we ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the situation and work out the logistics.

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