Tag Archives: Midwest League

Bandits Set New Franchise Attendance Record

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – An average of 3,885 fans per game attended Quad Cities River Bandits home games at Modern Woodmen Park this season, setting a new record for the highest per-game average for a season in the 55-year history of the Quad Cities Midwest League franchise. Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Whitecaps’ Fire-Damaged Home

West Michigan White Caps LogoSteve Mortensen, an executive general adjuster for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, provides an inside look at the process for rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps (Midwest League), after a raging fire damaged a large portion of the facility just three months before opening day.  Read more and view photos here.

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Nothing Like Modern Woodmen Park

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryThere is nothing really new here, but Steve Batterson from the Quad City Times takes a look at views and features that make Modern Woodmen Park special.  Read more here.

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Chiefs, Cardinals Renew PDC

Peoria Chiefs LogoSt. Louis Cardinals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Peoria Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals have announced the signing of a four-year extension of the player development contract (PDC) that will run through the 2020 season. Continue reading

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River Bandits Honor Retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin with Bobblehead

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits will give away a bobblehead of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin at Modern Woodmen Park at their 1:15 p.m. game Sunday, Aug. 17, which will be a Celebration and Appreciation of Senator Tom Harkin for 40 years of Service to Iowa in Congress. The day will be sponsored by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Continue reading

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Bandits Open New Amusement Ride at Modern Woodmen Park

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits and Main Street Amusements will open another new ride at Modern Woodmen Park Tuesday night, as the Mediacom “Drop’N Twist” makes its debut in the ballpark’s Party Plaza. Continue reading

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Return of Minor League Baseball Back on Dubuque Radar

Dubuque Packers LogoThis is in the very early stages, but conceptual drawings for the long-term development plan for Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque (IA) include a 6,000-seat minor-league ballpark.  Read more with subscription hereView Chaplain Schmitt Island Master Plan document here.

Dubuque's Chaplain Schmitt Island Master Plan page 31, Council Work Session 06.01.14

Dubuque’s Chaplain Schmitt Island Master Plan page 31, Council Work Session 06.02.14

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