As your mind turns from backyard cookouts and baseball to parking lot tailgating parties and football, it is time to start plotting your gridiron game plans for the crisp fall season in your new apartment in Waukee or West Des Moines. Like any passionate football fan, the first thing you do as fall approaches is to look for a way to occasionally take in some live football on Fridays and Saturdays near home to complement your Sunday marathon sessions in front of the television in your cozy living room.
Things to Do in Des Moines and Waukee to Fulfill Your Football Fandom This Fall
Whether you enjoy that Friday night feeling—only truly complete with a cup of hot cocoa in your hands—that only high school football can deliver, or if you love brats and beers in the local college bleachers, your new community has you covered.
Our team—and by team, we mean rabid football fans—thought we would come up with a few of our favorite ways to get your football kicks, just a matter of miles from home. We hope one or more of the following four things to do in Des Moines will satisfy your live action football excitement requirements:
- Waukee High School Warriors. Just two quick miles from your new home at Springs at Waukee along Hickman Road and Ashword Drive, you can dig into the best in high school football with your hometown High School Warriors. There are plenty of home games on the schedule to get you seated in the stands among your new neighbors around town who just happen to love the game as much as you do. As a bonus, you can stop for dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants like Jethro's BBQ 'n Jambalaya before kickoff.
- Dowling Catholic High School Maroons. Just an 8-mile trek via I-235 from your home at Springs at Jordan Creek gives you a chance to see the 2016 State Champs! The Dowling Catholic High Maroons took it all the way last year, so you now get the chance to see all the action this season, as rivals try to nab the title this coming year. Dinner before the game at the local sports pub, Twin Peaks West Des Moines, is a great way to fill up on food and drinks and talk about the chances of a repeat champion season with the locals.
- Drake University Bulldogs. No more than 15 miles from either of our Springs communities in the area, the Drake University Bulldogs are sure to give you your fill of college football a few Saturday afternoons this fall. Our team recommends trying out Drake Diner for the ambience alone. This 1950s themed diner is the easiest way to step into a time machine, heading to a land of poodle skirts, saddle shoes and jukeboxes. On top of that, this authentic diner features a huge and delicious menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can stop by, no matter when kickoff is.
Indulge in Football Excitement at Home
Maybe you are still settling into your new Springs apartment, or you simply need a weekend close to home. Regardless of the reason for not heading out to the field, enjoying football on your comfy sofa or in our community clubhouse with a group of your friends or fellow residents is easy. Fire up the grill, fill up the cooler and create your own tailgate party in a snap.
Contact us today to let us know what your fall football hopes are and how we can help you exceed them!