Memphis,TN– The Gridiron Developmental Football League today announced that the 2019 host site for the National Championship Game (Gridiron Bowl X), presented by the GDFL will be in Joplin,Missouri home of the Joplin Crusaders, Joplin has one of the League’s top football venues in the country. 

GDFL Chief Executive Officer Charles Thompson made the announcement today on the GDFL Sports Network in partnership with Missouri Southern State University and the Joplin Crusaders. He also announced, that this year’s 2019 championship trophy presentation will be sponsored by Larry the Roof Surfer with Home Again Roofing.

Our League is thrilled to have our 2019 National Championship event taking place in one of the more professional venues in the GDFL,” said GDFL Chief Operations Officer Tracey Hardney-Scott. “Highlighting and showcasing our franchise teams on the biggest stages in a premium stadium is a tremendous opportunity for our athletes, teams and fans. 

It is our mission to create the best possible experience for GDFL athletes. We are excited to work with our new partners Home Again Roofing, Winston Insurance Agency LLC, G5GameWear and Next Level Pros Scouting who will be scouting this event.”

“I want to thank the Joplin Crusaders and MSSU Stadium for their awesome hospitality and we look forward to what will be another exciting championship event for the Gridiron Developmental Football League this year,” added Thompson .“The Crusaders and Missouri Southern State University have been great partners in building our flagship event and are taking the GDFL to new heights."

 The Gridiron Developmental Football League is committed to providing our members with the highest level of service, from facilities, and protocols. We are here to assist our members in every aspect of your participation .Our goal is to make you feel welcome, served and cared for in every interaction. We pride ourselves on our commitment to sports excellence. We are 10 years strong because of the great organizations that share this level of commitment.They make us what we are, and it is for them we remain unwavering. We are committed to ensuring that, our members remain the focal point for everything we do. 

 Location: Missouri Southern State University             

  Address: 3950 Newman rd, Joplin, Mo 64801

 GRIDIRON BOWL X Date: August 17, 2019

  TICKETS: 15.00  


The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis, Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports. We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community.

 Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. Our organization would like to thank you for your support. We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community.

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