Official Release | August 22, 2016

Opening Night at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, November 19 at 7 p.m.

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August 22, 2016 (Des Moines, Iowa) — The Iowa Energy will begin their tenth season with three road games before returning to Wells Fargo Arena for their home opener against the Delaware 76ers on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.

The Energy will tip-off the season on the road against the Los Angeles Defenders on November 11, Northern Arizona Suns on November 12 and Santa Cruz Warriors November 16.

The 2016-17 home schedule is highlighted by 12 weekend dates and 24 games.

In addition to today’s schedule release, the team will play two games in the 2017 NBA D-League Showcase in January, with a location and time to be announced at a later date.

The NBA D-League All-Star Game will return to NBA All-Star festivities in 2017, with a location and time to be announced at a later date.

The D-League welcomes three new teams to the 2016-17 season. They include: Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets), Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) and Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls). In addition, two teams have relocated, the Northern Arizona Suns (formerly the Bakersfield Jam) and Salt Lake City Stars (formerly the Idaho Stampede).

This season, the Iowa Energy will play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. Teams in the Southwest Division include: Austin Spurs, Iowa Energy, Oklahoma City Blue, Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Sioux Falls Skyforce and Texas Legends.

The Energy will play each team in their conference four times and will play a total of ten games against opposing conference teams.

The full 2016-17 promotional schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

2016-17 season tickets are on sale now. VIP floor seats are still available. Single game tickets will be available for purchase Wednesday, October 26. For more information on season tickets, group tickets and premium entertainment options, visit IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

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Schedule Summary

Total Home Weekend Games (Friday—Sunday): 12

Total Home Weekday Games (Monday—Thursday): 12

Monthly Breakdown:

November: 8 total (7 away, 1 home)

December: 11 total (4 away, 7 home)

January: 6 total (4 away, 2 home)

February: 10 total (5 away, 5 home)

March: 11 total (3 away, 8 home)

April: 1 total (0 away, 1 home)

Longest Road Stretch: Thursday, December 29 through Wednesday, January 11 (7 games)

Longest Home Stretch: Sunday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 21 (6 games)

2016-17 Conferences and Divisions


Atlantic Division: Delaware, Erie, Greensboro, Long Island, Maine, Westchester

Central Division: Canton, Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Raptors 905, Windy City


Southwest Division: Austin, Iowa, Oklahoma City, Rio Grande Valley, Sioux Falls, Texas

Pacific Division: Northern Arizona, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Reno, Santa Cruz