Quad City Steamwheelers owner Doug Bland chatted with us ahead of the team's season opener on Friday, March 17th.

The Quad City Steamwheelers are getting ready to kick off a new season after being named the Indoor Football League Franchise of the Year for 2022. They were the Eastern Conference Champions, and on Friday, they will take on the Arizona Rattlers in a game that's sure to be a fun one.

It's John Deere night (Deere employees will get in free) and $2 beers. Plenty going on for football fans in the QC at the Vibrant Arena at the Mark.

Quad City Steamwheelers owner Doug Bland joined us earlier ahead of the game to talk about what he and the team are ready for this season and what you can expect to see at Steamwheelers games.

After Friday's opener, the Steamwheelers will play again in San Diego on March 26th. Their next home game will be April 1st against Sioux Falls Storm. You can keep up with their schedule for the season here. If you're ready to go ahead and get tickets for any of their games this season, you can do that on the Steamwheelers website.

The Quad City Steamwheelers joined the IFL in 2019. Since joining the league, they've created an impressive resume. The Steamwheelers have earned 2 IFL Offensive Player of the Year awards, 4 All-IFL selections, 3 IFL All-Rookie selections, and 8 IFL Player of the Week awards.

You can keep up with the latest from the QC Steamwheelers on their Facebook page.

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