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Greater Des Moines Sporting Events

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Special Events

Des Moines Buccaneers Hockey vs Omaha Lancers

November 28, 2014

Des Moines Buccaneers Hockey vs Tri-City Storm

November 26, 2014

DM Capitals Hockey vs DM Oak Leafs

November 25, 2014
  • Location: Des Moines Buccaneers Arena
  • 7201 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $0-$5; students free

Drake Men's Basketball vs. IUPUI

November 25, 2014

Two for Tuesday: Get 2 general admission tickets, 2 hot dogs and 2 sodas for $22. To purchase tickets visit or call 515-271-3647.

MCC56 Thanksgiving Throw Down

November 26, 2014

The Midwest’s most exciting promotion is in full swing, gearing up for its annual event, and in 2014 MCC aims to please! Announced earlier today, MCC 56: Thanksgiving Throw Down will feature light heavyweight champion, Rob “The Destroyer” Morrow in his first title defense when he meets Des Moines native, Rakim Cleveland. Meanwhile, featherweight kingpin, Eric ...

Turkey Trot

November 27, 2014
  • Venue: Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • 3000 E Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Times: 9:30 a.m.
  • Admission: $18 before Nov. 18 includes a long-sleeve shirt or pay $7 and get no shirt.
  • Website

The 50th annual turkey trot bills itself as "Iowa's Oldest Running Road Race." It includes a 5-mile run, 2-mile run, and 2-mile walk. Proceeds go to needy families in the area.  

On-Going Events

Heartland Poker Tournament

November 28, 2014 to December 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Prairie Meadows Casino & Racetrack
  • 1 Prairie Meadows Drive
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: All Day
  • Admission: Daily Sit ‘n Go Satellites with an $85 buy-in begin November 28
  • Phone: 515-967-1000
  • Website

Daily Sit ‘n Go Satellites with an $85 buy-in begin November 28. Qualifier Buy-ins - $370 (1 in 5 advances to main event); $185 (1 in 10 advances to main event). For event schedule visit


The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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