|Head coach||Bob Landsee|
|Home arena|| Bradley Center |
US Cellular Arena
2010 (1 playoff game)
|City, State||[[Milwaukee, Wisconsin]]|
The Milwaukee Mustangs are a professional arena football team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a member of the Arena Football League. They began play in the af2 as the Milwaukee Iron, which was the developmental league of the AFL, in 2009. On January 27, 2011, the team officially changed its name to the Mustangs. Gary Compton, a former member of the original Mustangs, as well as the 2001 AFL Iron Man of the Year, was named head coach in 2009. His contract was not renewed for the 2010 season. On October 13, 2009, the franchise named Green Bay Blizzard head coach, Bob Landsee as the franchise's second head coach. The Mustangs play their home games at the Bradley Center.
Milwuakee IronEditThe Milwaukee Iron were announced as an af2 expansion team in March 2008 when the team's ownership group announced a three-year lease agreement to play at the Bradley Center beginning with the 2009 season. The announcement came the day before the Milwaukee Bonecrushers kicked off play in the Continental Indoor Football League at Milwaukee's US Cellular Arena.
Milwaukee had been without an arena football team since the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League folded in 2001 after not being allowed to play at the Bradley Center.
The Iron played its first game on Thursday, March 12, 2009, a 60-0 exhibition shutout of the New Zealand Overstayers at the Bradley Center. They opened the regular season on Friday, March 27, 2009 when they played host to the Iowa Barnstormers. The Iron lost 60-38.
The Iron entered the Arena Football League in 2010. The team finished the year 11-5 and won the Midwest Division.
|Head coach||Tenure||Regular season|
|Gary Compton||2009||5-11||0-0||2001 AFL Ironman of the Year|
Also Director of Football Operations
|Bob Landsee||2010-Present||11-5||1-1||All-Big Ten & All-American Offensive Lineman at the University of Wisconsin|
Sixth round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986
|ArenaBowl Champions||ArenaBowl Appearance||Division Champions||Playoff Berth|
|Season||League||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
|2010||AFL||National||Midwest||1st||11||5||Won Conference Semifinal (Chicago) 64–54 |
Lost Conference Championship (Spokane) 57–60
|Total||16||16||(includes only regular season)|
|1||1||(includes only the postseason)|
|17||17||(includes both regular season and postseason)|
Milwaukee Mustangs roster
| Offensive Linemen
| Injured Reserve
Rookies in italics
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Breaking News: Milwaukee Iron Become Mustangs". Arena Football League. January 27, 2011. http://www.arenafootball.com/news/breaking-news-milwaukee-iron-become-mustangs. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
- ↑ "New team has lease agreement". 2008-03-20. http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=730567.
- ↑ "Milwaukee Iron Team Schedule". 2009-07-24. http://www.af2.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3525&SPID=13467&SPSID=108907.
- ↑ "ARENA FOOTBALL IS BACK FOR THE 2010 SEASON". 2009-09-28. http://mkeiron.com/.