The Best Iowa Wild and Iowa Energy Deals College Students Need to Know About

Cheap beer. Free food. Cool giveaways. High-energy sports games. Your week just got a whole lot better!

Looking for a super fun way to experience the Des Moines hockey and basketball scene without breaking the bank? Or maybe you’re just looking for a way to mix up your week and try out something new and exciting. Well you’re in luck because the Iowa Wild and the Iowa Energy have some crazy good deals and events that you won’t want to miss out on. (Most are under $20!)

Whether you’re a sports fan or not, you’ll find something to get excited about at an Iowa Wild or Iowa Energy Game.

Lindsay Smith of the Iowa Energy marketing department clued me in on what makes games so great. “The games are so much fun, a lot of the guys on the team actually play for the Grizzles so you’re getting to see professional athletes play for a low cost,” Smith said. “The games are just super high energy and competitive so if you’re someone like me who loves sports and competition, these are fun games watch!”

And even if you’re not a basketball fan, Smith says there’s still fun to be had. “There’s always tons giveaways like promotions at the doors and Chick-Fil-A coupons given out throughout the game. And if you don’t like sports, the guys playing are normally pretty cute.”

So college students, here’s your guide to the best ways to experience the Des Moines sports scene on a budget!

Iowa Wild Collegeville:

For $15 college students can play, eat and drink in some of the best seats in the house!

When? Mar. 31, Apr. 14,

What you get:

  • Collegeville Ice Level Suite Passes (for game of choice)
  • 2 FREE 10 oz. beers or small sodas
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Appetizer voucher
  • A happy hour from 6-7 that includes free apps, pong, bags and $2 beers (through the end of first period)

Iowa Wild Mug Club Night:

For $20 you can enjoy a mug of beer, food all while enjoying the game!

When? Feb. 20, Mar. 18, Mar. 28, Mar. 31, Apr. 4, Apr. 6, Apr. 9, Apr. 13

What you get:

  • 18 oz. Iowa Wild Mug
  • 1 Game Ticket (Defense End)
  • 18 oz. Bud or Bud Light Draft
  • 1 Hot Dog
  • $5 18 oz. Draft Refills (Fri. – Sun.) $4 18oz. Draft Refills (Mon. – Thurs.)

Iowa Wild BrewDog Pack:

Starting at $15 a person, enjoy beer, food and the game!

When? Mar. 18

What you get: 

  • Ticket to the Game
  • 1 Free Hotdog
  • 1 Free Beer
  • 1 Free Beer at Legends American Grill

Iowa Wild Subway Combo Pack:

Starting at $12 a person, you can enjoy a ticket to the game complete with a free meal!

When? Mar. 18, Apr. 2, Apr. 9, Apr. 14

What you get:

  • Ticket to the Game
  • 1 Hotdog
  • A soda
  • Subway Peel-a-Deal

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Sound like a good time? Then jump on these awesome deals today!