Milwaukee Iron
Milwaukee Mustangs 2011
Founded 2009
Head coach Bob Landsee
Home arena Bradley Center
US Cellular Arena
2010 (1 playoff game)
City, State [[Milwaukee, Wisconsin]]
ArenaCup championships 0

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.[1] 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 IronEdit

Milwaukee Iron At The Bradley Center

The Bradley Center setup for a game.

The 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.[2]

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.[3]

The Iron entered the Arena Football League in 2010.[4] The team finished the year 11-5 and won the Midwest Division.

Milwaukee MustangsEdit

The team changed its name to the Mustangs on January 27, 2011. The name "Mustangs" was chosen as it was the name of the original franchise that existed from 1994 to 2001.[1]

Head coachesEdit

Head coach Tenure Regular season
record (W-L)
Post season
record (W-L)
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



The team's logo when they were known as the Milwaukee Iron.

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
Milwaukee Iron
2009 AF2 American Midwest 5th 5 11
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)


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Roster updated April 19, 2011</br> 23 Active, 7 Inactive

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