"We are looking forward to the challenges of playing in a different league," said Grodus. "We want to continue our winning streak, currently at 42 consecutive games." This is the best showing by any football team in the world, whether pro or semi-pro, Blankenship said. Since the team's inaugural season, 2002, its won-loss record is 45-1.
Blankenship is welcoming 30 players back from last season to play full-contact football. Total roster is 55. New co-captain Amy Martin joins veteran co-captains Grodus, Misty Findlay, Bridget Porter, Kiana Dennis and Anne Yoches this year. The Detroit Demolition attracts from 2,300 to 5,600 dedicated fans at each of its home games. Starting May 6, the Demolition will play its home games at Huskies Stadium at Detroit Redford High School, 21431 Grand River Avenue, Detroit.
"Detroit area companies are invited to join the excitement of women's full-contact football by becoming sponsors of the team and its home games," said owner Mitch Rosen. Interested companies should call 248-651-3828.
Founded in 2000, the IWFL has 32 teams across North America. It was founded by a group of ladies dedicated to promoting women's football as a major spectator sport.
The Detroit Demolition opens the 2006 season with an away game with the Delaware Griffins on Saturday, April 29.