New York DragonsNew York Dragons
are an Arena Football League
team. They are based in Uniondale, New York
. The team relocated to New York for the 2001 season. The team had been based in Des Moines, Iowa
from 1995 to 2000, as the Iowa Barnstormers
. The team had been successful in Iowa, but the league wanted a larger market. The Arena league did award an AF2
franchise to Iowa for the 2001 season also called the Barnstormers, but that team folded after the 2001 season.