PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits have made a pair of offseason acquisitions, as they announced on Tuesday their two new assistant general managers, whom the Midwest League club will have oversee the baseball operations of the franchise and the year-round special events at Modern Woodmen Park. Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – While the Quad Cities River Bandits franchise and Modern Woodmen Park expand their array of entertainment, the team is growing its logo mark lineup, as General Manager Andrew Chesser revealed new logos at a press conference in the sports lounge of Modern Woodmen Park Monday afternoon. Continue reading
Wanting to create a park inside a park, Dave Heller, the owner of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League), has bought a new ride called a Drop and Twist to compliment the merry-go-round and Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park. The attractions will be ready by May 2014 and stay open even when the Bandits are on the road. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits are promoting a key front office member to lead the Midwest League club, as the team announced that two-year Assistant General Manager Andrew Chesser is the Midwest League club’s new General Manager at a press conference with River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller Thursday afternoon at Modern Woodmen Park. Continue reading
The Single-A Beloit Snappers are close to completing a renovation of the concourse at Pohlman Field. The new concourse will feature a rain garden that will host natural vegetation and help the drainage of water from the concourse surface. The project was funded by the city of Beloit (WI) at a cost of about $82,000. View photo gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Beloit Snappers Baseball Club has announced that Matthew Bosen will be stepping down as general manager. Bosen served as GM of the club for the past two seasons and during the previous four years as the director of ticket operations. He also assumed the assistant general manager role in 2011. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Midwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs is pleased to announce its 2013 Executive of the Year, Joe Hart. Mr. Hart is President of the South Bend Silver Hawks, South Bend, Indiana, joining the organization in 2011. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Fort Wayne TinCaps were named as winners of the Larry MacPhail Promotional Award, as they were honored by the Midwest League for their marketing and promotional efforts during the 2013 season. This marks the third time in five years that Fort Wayne has won the award. Continue reading
On Saturday, Sept. 14, Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League), will host a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and honor the 343 firefighters who perished after the 9-11 attacks. Read more here. Register for the event here.
PRESS RELEASE – The South Bend Silver Hawks Class A minor league baseball team announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, owners of Four Winds Resorts, for naming rights to its field which will now be known as Four Winds Field. As part of the agreement, a permanent bronze memorial bearing the name and likeness of Stanley Coveleski Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits announced on Tuesday that Executive Director of Modern Woodmen Park Stefanie Brown is concluding her work with the Class-A Midwest League club after playing an integral role in the front office the last six years. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – South Bend, Indiana (August 28, 2013)- Silver Hawks’ owner Andrew Berlin has aided in raising $153,333 for The Salvation Army Kroc Center in South Bend, Indiana and will be awarded the Golden Kettle Award on Thursday, August 29th by Majors Bob and Collette Webster during the Silver Hawks’ game. Berlin was the Red Kettle Campaign Chair in 2012 and set a goal to raise Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The West Michigan Whitecaps and Fifth Third Ballpark have been honored with hosting the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Game. The game is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The event promises to be a grand affair, as the league is celebrating its 50th All-Star Game. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are going to give one lucky fan at Parkview Field the chance to walk away with $2,000,000 as the team counts down to their 2,000,000th fan. This promotion will mark the TinCaps potentially welcoming their 2,000,000th fan to a TinCaps game at Parkview Field sometime before the end of the 2013 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In front of an all-time crowd of 5,879, the Kernels finished off a sweep of the Beloit Snappers with a 6-5 win. The previous attendance record was 5,861 on July 12, 2002. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After four weeks of nationwide voting by fans and readers of 10Best.com and USA TODAY, Modern Woodmen Park, the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits, is the “Best Minor League Ballpark” in the 2013 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. USA TODAY and 10Best.com announced the Top 10 ballparks Wednesday. Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League). Read more and view photos here.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Coveleski Stadium, home of the Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest League). Read more and view photos here.
More than three weeks after the Single-A Quad-Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) and city of Davenport had hoped to have a Ferris wheel erected and operational at Modern Woodmen Park, work for the base of the structure has begun. Read more here.
The Single-A South Bend Silver Hawks (Midwest League) are reportedly working to sell the naming rights to Coveleski Stadium. Any funds raised are expected to be re-invested back into the facility. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars, Class-A farm team of the Chicago Cubs, welcomed their 10 millionth fan, Rich Davis of St. Charles, through the Fifth Third Bank Ballpark gates this evening. Rich (pictured below in black polo shirt and sun glasses) attended the historic game along with his wife Tammy and sons Michael and Matthew. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars, Class-A farm team of the Chicago Cubs, anticipate reaching a historic attendance figure during the upcoming homestand, as the 10 millionth fan in franchise history is expected to pass through the Fifth Third Bank Ballpark gates. Based on projected pre-sale figures from the Cougars ticket office, the organization anticipates reaching the Continue reading
A new $36 million mixed-use development with office, retail and housing is planned for downtown Dayton in the area of the original Ballpark Village near Fifth Third Field, home of the Single-A Dayton Dragons (Midwest League). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Peoria Chiefs have partnered with TS Sports in Dallas, Texas to install a brand new, state-of-the-art Lighthouse HD10 LED Video Board at Dozer Park. The new board will be installed and ready to go for the Chiefs August 17-23 homestand. Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Pohlman Field, home of the Single-A Beloit Snappers (Midwest League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars organization will host the inaugural Cougars Craft Beer Fest on Saturday afternoon, September 21 from Noon until 4 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Single-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits announced on Tuesday that Executive Director of Modern Woodmen Park Stefanie Brown is resuming day-to-day operation of the Midwest League club, as former General Manager Harold Craw is leaving to pursue other opportunities outside the organization. Continue reading
Pete Vonachen, the icon of the Single-A Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League), and former owner of the club, passed away on Monday. He was 87. Fans, players, managers, friends, and family members paid tribute to Vonachen during Monday’s game at Dozer Park. Read more here. View press release here. To get to know Vonachen better, watch his tribute to Harry Caray, his lifelong friend.
As the new naming rights partner for the home of the Single-A Peoria Chiefs (Midwest league), heavy-equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. has unveiled their logo for “Dozer Park.” Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced a promotion today for General Manager Ryan Gates. The team’s third-year executive has been elevated to General Manager and Chief Operating Officer and will replace President Brad Taylor, who has accepted a leadership position with the new Triple-A team Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Peoria Chiefs and Caterpillar Inc. have announced the renaming of Peoria Chiefs Stadium to “Dozer Park” effective immediately. The agreement is part of a 10-year $2 million investment by Caterpillar in the naming rights for the ballpark in partnership with the Chiefs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Kane County Cougars have unveiled custom commemorative Star Wars jerseys that players and field staff will wear as part of the organization’s Star Wars Night at this Saturday’s May 4th game. Continue reading
The financially struggling Single-A Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League) could be saved with a $7-million restructuring plan that includes forgiveness of bond payments to the city, the purchase of ballpark naming rights by heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Inc., loan reduction by banks, increased investment by team owners, and higher fees for Bradley University to use the facility. The deal must Continue reading
The Mississippi River is rising again this spring in Davenport (IA), as crews worked Friday to build an elevated pedestrian walkway into Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League). Like last year, the completed path will take visitors over the temporary flood wall, which has been built to 22 feet above flood stage outside the stadium. Read more and view news clip here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Modern Woodmen Park experience is about family-friendly fun, and this season Main Street Amusements is enhancing the ballpark to a whole new level. The Quad Cities River Bandits are set to become the first team in Minor League Baseball to bring a Ferris wheel inside its ballpark. But they are not stopping there. The River Bandits will also be adding a dual Continue reading