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Vintage Football game returns to Rock Island

The Special Events Manager for the city joined us live during GMQC at 11 Friday, September 10th.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Editor's Note: The video above features Rock Island Parks and Recreation's Special Events Manager, Daniel Gleason, discussing the event on GMQC at 11 on Friday, Sept. 10

The 1920s Vintage Football Game that's taken place at Douglas Park since 2015 is back, scheduled for Saturday, September 11th. 

The teams playing will represent the Rock Island Independents and the Moline Universal Trackers. 

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Here's the schedule for the day:

  • Noon - Gates open
  • 1 p.m. - Vintage teams start warmups and practice plays
  • 2 p.m. - Team and player instructions begin
  • 2:30 p.m. - Kickoff

The game is expected to last for about two hours. There is no admission cost to attend the game. 

The event will also feature a Youth Football Kick and a Throw and Go Skills Challenge before the game. This lasts between noon and 1 p.m. Check in is at 11:30 a.m. Kids ages 6 - 15 are eligible to participate.  

The game and events were organized in partnership by the American Vintage Football Association and Rock Island Parks and Recreation.