AFL Issues Statement on Iowa Barnstormers Franchise
Wednesday August 27, 2014
CHICAGO - The Iowa Barnstormers will no longer operate as an Arena Football League franchise, the League Office announced today. Given the manner in which the AFL has evolved, the Barnstormers have decided not to remain an active member.
“We wish the Iowa Barnstormers all the best in their new endeavor,” AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “Their organization has been a part of the rich history of Arena Football for years now and will always be thought of fondly by those who love our sport.”
Players under AFL contracts assigned to the Barnstormers will be under no obligation to remain with the Iowa franchise. Since Iowa is no longer an active member of the AFL, those player contracts shall continue as League contracts and those players will be assigned to a different club moving forward.