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June 15, 2021 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Iowa Barnstormers News Release

DES MOINES - Effective immediately, the Indoor Football League has moved to terminate the membership of the Louisville Xtreme for failure to meet and maintain league obligations. The move comes following a unanimous vote by the league's Board of Directors on Monday.

"As we continue to recover from the pandemic, we continue to face new challenges," said Iowa Barnstormers President Jeff Lamberti. "This year has certainly given us new obstacles to overcome and the loss of Louisville is a big one. While we know this affects our schedule pretty heavily, we trust that our fans will support us as we carry on through the season and continue to push forward toward playoffs."

Louisville will be removed from the league's remaining schedule, starting with this weekend's IFL games.

The Iowa Barnstormers were slated to face the Louisville Xtreme three times in the 2021 season. With the absence of the Xtreme from the league schedule, the Iowa Barnstormers also face changes.

"This is an unfortunate circumstance and another challenge that we have had to face," said Barnstormers General Manager Juli Pettit "At the end of the day we are happy to be playing this season and we look forward to finishing the 2021 season strong, despite this challenge."

 The Iowa Barnstormers will now host the Sioux Falls Storm at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, August 14, originally a matchup with the Louisville Xtreme.

The Barnstormers will no longer be hosting a game on Saturday, July 17 and will no longer be playing on the road on Saturday, July 31.

- Season Ticket Holders will have the option to use their July 17 tickets toward another 2021 game date, rollover their game tickets toward the 2022 season, or request a refund that will be provided at the conclusion of the 2021 season.

- Pigskin Package holders who selected the July 17 date will have the option to choose a new game date.

- Fans who purchased single game tickets for the July 17 game will be refunded.

The Iowa Barnstormers will return to Wells Fargo Arena this Saturday, June 19 to take on the Sioux Falls Storm. Kickoff is at 7:05pm. Tickets are available now! Call the Barnstormers front office at 515-633-2255 or visit

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