HYDRIVE Arena Football Hall of Fame Weekend Set to Kick Off Friday

Iowa Barnstormers

Iowa Barnstormers

Hall of Fame Weekend Held in Des Moines, Ceremony and Game

Des Moines, IA – The 2014 HYDRIVE Arena Football Hall of Fame Weekend is set to kick off on Friday, April 18 in Des Moines, Iowa, the League office announced today.

The festivities will begin with the induction ceremony on Friday, April 18 at 7:00 pm CDT from the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, located at 5th and Center Street in Des Moines. All family, friends, and Arena Football fans are invited to attend the ceremony in rooms 307-309 to celebrate the careers and contributions of six of the AFL’s all-time greats.

The inductees will also be honored the following night during the HYDRIVE Arena Football Hall of Fame Game between the Iowa Barnstormers and Los Angeles KISS on “NET 10 Wireless Arena Football Saturday”. The game will kick off at 7:05 pm CDT on Saturday, April 19 at Wells Fargo Arena. The game will also air live on CBS Sports Network.

“The Iowa Barnstormers are very excited to be part of the 2014 AFL Hall of Fame Game. We’re also proud to be the host location of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the second consecutive season,” Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Pettit said. “We are looking forward to all of the weekend festivities.”

Hall of Fame Weekend festivities are open to the public with the induction ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm CDT on April 17th in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The HOF Game begins at 7:05 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Tickets are available by calling the Barnstormers Front Office at (515) 633-2255 or by logging on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

The 2013 Arena Football Hall of Fame Class includes: WR/LB CORY FLEMING, a five-time All-Arena selection; WR/LB DARRYL HAMMOND, a four-time All-Ironman selection; WR/LB GREG HOPKINS, a four-time All-Arena and All-Ironman selection; FB/LB BOB MCMILLEN, a three-time ArenaBowl champion; SUPERVISOR OF OFFICIALS CARL T. PAGANELLI, a longtime AFL official, advisor and contributor to the League; and WR/LB LAWRENCE SAMUELS, a five-time All-Arena selection, three-time ArenaBowl champion and MVP of ArenaBowl XVII.

2014 Iowa Barnstormers season tickets remain on sale, while individual game tickets can be purchased for any regular season game at the Wells Fargo Arena Box office or by calling the Barnstormers at 515-633-2255. For all of the latest Barnstormers information log onto www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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