The Menace's 25th season has been full of celebrations, and the Heartland Divison champs look to keep it going with home playoff action. Photo credit: Jayde Vogeler
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – Valley Stadium will be the site of the Premier Development League’s Central Conference championship weekend.
The Des Moines Menace prepares to host the playoff action on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21.
League officials announced today that the Des Moines is one of four hosts for the first round of the postseason. Though this is the Menace’s fifth straight postseason berth, the franchise has not played a home playoff match since 2014.
The Menace (12-0-1) has celebrated the franchise’s 25th season by securing the regular-season titles for the Heartland Division and the Central Conference. A home win this Friday (July 13 against St. Louis) would clinch the PDL’s regular-season championship.
Friday, July 20 – Central Conference Semifinals at Valley Stadium
4:30 p.m.: Chicago FC United (Heartland Division runner-up) vs. Great Lakes Division champion
7:30 p.m.: Menace (Heartland Division champion) vs. Great Lakes Division runner-up
Saturday, July 21 – Central Conference Championship at Valley Stadium
7:30 p.m.: Friday’s winners face off
TICKETS (for ages 6 and older):
$10 on game day, or save when you purchase your tickets online
$15 for two-day pass when you buy online at least 48 hours before gametime
$8 for single-day pass when you buy online at least 48 hours before gametime
2018 season and individual tickets will be honored for postseason games hosted by the Menace.
This marks the Menace’s 16th playoff appearance and its sixth time hosting postseason action.
The winner of the July 21 Central Conference final will move on to a July 28 semifinal, and the PDL Championship’s set for Aug. 4.
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ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. In its 25th season, the Menace men’s team competes in the Premier Development League (PDL). In its seventh season, the Menace women’s team is part of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). With loyal support, the Menace men’s and women’s teams play their home games at the Valley Stadium in West Des Moines to provide family-fun entertainment. The Menace organization promotes the growth of soccer through these youth programs: Junior Menace (ages 3-9), Menace Academy (ages six and older), and tournaments, camps and clinics.