List of Iowa Barnstormers seasons
This is a list of seasons completed by the Iowa Barnstormers. The Barnstormers are a professional arena football franchise of the Indoor Football League (IFL), based in Des Moines, Iowa. The team was established in 1995, and the original franchise became the New York Dragons after the 2000 season. Prior to relocating, the Barnstormers competed in ArenaBowl X and ArenaBowl XI, however lost both contests. Iowa was awarded a franchise for arenafootball2 (AF2), the AFL's developmental league, assuming the history of the original franchise. The Barnstormers competed in the 2001 season, but ceased operations following that season. After a seven-year period of inactivity, the Barnstormers would return in 2008 after AF2 approved the sale of the team to new ownership.
In 2010, after the AFL resumed operations following a year-long hiatus, the Barnstormers returned to AFL competition. The Barnstormers moved to the IFL for the 2015 season.
|ArenaBowl Champions||ArenaBowl Appearance||Division Champions||Playoff Berth|
|Season||League||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
|1995||AFL||American||Central||2nd||7||5||Won Quarterfinals (Arizona) 56–52
Lost Semifinals (Orlando) 56–49
|1996||AFL||American||Central||1st||12||2||Won Quarterfinals (St. Louis) 52–49
Won Semifinals (Albany) 62–55
Lost ArenaBowl X (Tampa Bay) 42–38
|1997||AFL||American||Central||1st||11||3||Won Quarterfinals (San Jose) 68–59
Won Semifinals (Orlando) 52–34
Lost ArenaBowl XI (Arizona) 55–33
|1999||AFL||American||Central||1st||11||3||Won Quarterfinals (Milwaukee) 66–34
Lost Semifinals (Orlando) 48–41
|2000||AFL||American||Central||1st||9||5||Lost Quarterfinals (Nashville) 63–56|
|2002||On Hiatus; Did Not Play|
|2009||AF2||American||Midwest||1st||12||4||Won Conference Quarterfinals (Manchester) 70–53
Lost Conference Semifinals (Green Bay) 46–51
|Total||123||125||(includes only regular season)|
|7||6||(includes only the postseason)|
|130||131||(includes both regular season and postseason)|
- "Iowa Barnstormers — Team History". Arena Fan. Retrieved June 16, 2011.