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Adult flag football could come to Irish Dome

In March 2012 the Twin Cities Flag Football League started out with four teams. A year-and-a-half later, 18 have signed up to play and many more are expected by the end of the year.

“I never could have imagined it would grow like it has,” said Raymond Kidd, league director.

The adult flag football league has experienced phenomenal growth in its first year. The games are played in a 6 vs. 6 format so all players are eligible to receive the ball. Teams play eight-game seasons with the top 12 teams advancing to the playoffs.

Registration is currently open for a winter season that will run from Nov. 16 to Jan. 25. Those teams will play at Concordia University’s Sea Foam Dome.

The rapid growth of the league has led the organizers to look to expand the league outside of the metro. Kidd said they hope to get an adult league started up in Rosemount’s Irish Dome.

To hold a season, Kidd said at least four teams are needed. Teams can consist of 6 to 15 players. Games are officiated by two referees.

Going forward the organization also plans to hold tournaments. On Oct. 5 TC Flag Football used the Irish Dome for their tournament.

Kidd said the Saturday tournament drew 12 teams. The tournament raised money for the To the Bridge Foundation, a non-profit that assists people struggling with chemical dependency.

While the growth so far has Kidd busy, he said he glad to be running a successful league and he’s hopeful they can bring adult flag football into more communities including Rosemount.

For more information about the organization or to sign up a team visit

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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