It’s that time of year again, and Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League), is once again surrounding by Mississippi River flood waters. Read more and view photos here. View photo gallery here. But the show must go on, as the police and fire “Battle of the Badges” charity softball game will be played on Saturday, July 5, before the River Bandits take on the Timber Rattlers.
The Davenport Police & Fire Departments and Rock Island Police & Fire Departments will compete in the Battle of the Badges charity softball game Saturday, July 5.
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits and Main Street Amusements will open another new ride at Modern Woodmen Park Thursday night, as “Space Camp” makes its debut at the ballpark. Continue reading
Quad-City Times columnist Bill Wundram and Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba were among the first passengers to take a ride on the new Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits. Read more and view photos here. Read about the May 24 Inaugural Ride event here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Inaugural Ferris Wheel Ride event and fundraiser is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, to kick off a Memorial Day Weekend grand opening for the new attraction. Ticket proceeds from the event at Modern Woodmen Park will go to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation in the Quad Cities. Continue reading
The Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) reported Saturday that crews were putting the finishing touches on the new Ferris wheel at Modern Woodman Park. The new ballpark feature will highlight an amusement lineup to include a new ride called a “Drop and Twist,” an expanded 300-foot long zip line, an auto-belay rock climbing wall, and other new games and attractions. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits will soon return to the field where they won the Midwest League Championship in two of the last three years. The team announced on Thursday it will celebrate those championships, as well as its second year of an affiliation with the Houston Astros, with a super-sized 2014 lineup of always-popular bobblehead giveaways. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Fans of the Quad Cities River Bandits can own a piece of history with a commemorative 2013 Midwest League Championship ring in a limited-time sale. Until Feb. 1, fans may purchase rings that match the ones earned by the team’s players and staff, and each fan may personalize the championship hardware with his or her last name on the side of the ring. Continue reading
More changes could be coming to Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League), as Davenport (IA) Public Works on Thursday night will consider allowing additional improvements to the facility, including expanding the left field concourse and adding fireplace decks, bullpen seats, and an outfield river view deck. Read more here. View aerial rendering here.
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
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
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 – 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
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.
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
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
Dave Heller, owner of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League), wants to add a small 4-D theater to the menagerie of attractions at Modern Woodmen Park that will, by the end of the current season, include a Ferris wheel, two 300-foot zip lines, a carousel and a Froghopper ride for children. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The new Ferris wheel coming to Modern Woodmen Park is a step closer to its new home in the Quad Cities, as the Quad Cities River Bandits announced approval of a five-year loan from THE National Bank to fund the project that will bring an iconic addition to the ballpark and riverfront. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Quad Cities River Bandits fans last season set the highest attendance for the franchise in 17 years, and the club is rewarding its record-setting fans with the most packed promotional schedule in team history. The River Bandits announced at a press conference Monday afternoon at Modern Woodmen Park that they will have the most fireworks shows, family entertainment, theme nights Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In recent years, Modern Woodmen Park has rapidly transformed into a versatile venue for hundreds of events year-round, and the ballpark will soon open another unique space for groups and businesses in the Quad Cities community. The Quad Cities River Bandits will host a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, to unveil the newly renovated Bandits Business Center powered by Continue reading
As baseball fans in the Quad Cities await the new sights, sounds and experiences that will highlight the 2013 River Bandits season, they can now anticipate new and more affordable tastes of summer at Modern Woodmen Park. The team is cutting the prices on a wide menu of food items and giving fans several new options at the ballpark concession stands for the upcoming season. Continue reading
The Davenport (IA) City Council has approved an agreement with the Single-A Quad-Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) for construction of a Ferris wheel on the riverfront outside Modern Woodmen Park. Read more here. View renderings gallery here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits announced they have named Harold Craw the new general manager of the Midwest League club in a press conference with team owner Dave Heller Tuesday afternoon at Modern Woodmen Park. Craw has worked the past 11 years in Minor League Baseball and was previously the assistant general manager with the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs of the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits announced on Tuesday that Stefanie Brown has stepped down from her role as general manager of the Class-A Midwest League club, and Main Street Baseball is immediately beginning a search for a new River Bandits general manager. Continue reading
The owner of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) is exploring the idea of adding a Ferris wheel and carousel to the city’s waterfront next to Modern Woodmen Park. There are obstacles, not the least of which would be protecting the new rides from potential flood waters. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits announced and congratulated the winners of the first-ever Miss Snowflake and Mr. Frost contests that took place at the annual indoor Frost Fest Dec. 16 at Modern Woodmen Park. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits and Houston Astros signed a two-year Player Development Contract on Monday, as River Bandits General Manager Stefanie Brown and Astros Director of Player Development Fred Nelson announced the new affiliation at an afternoon press conference at Modern Woodmen Park. Continue reading
The St. Louis Cardinals have extended their player development contract (PDC) with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds (Pacific Coast League) through 2014. The Cardinals are also expected to announce that they will not be renewing their PDC’s with the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) and Single-A Batavia Muckdogs (New York-Penn League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – With 6,082 fans at Modern Woodmen Park for the River Bandits’ game with the Kane County Cougars Friday night, a total of 240,008 attended River Bandits games this season, setting the single-season attendance record for the Quad Cities River Bandits under the five-year ownership of Main Street Baseball. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits are offering fans the chance to purchase and put their photographs in small squares in the team’s jersey numbers for the first-ever U.S. professional sports photo jersey auction. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities minor league baseball franchise on Saturday night surpassed an all-time attendance of seven million fans since the franchise began playing in the Midwest League in 1960, and the River Bandits marked the milestone with a package of seven prizes for the seven millionth fan. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits will join the St. Louis Cardinals and two other minor league affiliates in giving away replica World Series Championship rings this season. The Cardinals’ Class-A affiliate and the defending Midwest League Champions, the River Bandits, will give out the replica rings on a pair of Pay Your Bill Wednesdays presented by Mix 96 on Aug. 8 and Aug. 22. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Quad Cities River Bandits made history with their fifth Midwest League Championship in 2011. The team will make more history in its 2012 promotions lineup, which was announced at a press conference earlier today. This season’s schedule will include an Opening Day tribute to the man verified as the oldest living in the United States, a promotion that will take place for the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – While baseball took its winter hibernation following a Midwest League championship season at Modern Woodmen Park, the River Bandits front office has been full of activity, with the hiring and promotions of several staff members, including the hiring of a new assistant general manager, Andrew Chesser, who brings eight years of experience in minor league baseball. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – On the heels of getting named the new general manager of the Quad Cities River Bandits, Stefanie Brown has been named the Midwest League Female Executive of the Year as voted on by league executives. This is the third time in four years the league has recognized Brown with such an award. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After four years of service, River Bandits general manager Kirk Goodman is stepping down and will be replaced by current assistant general manager Stefanie Brown. At the age of 28, Brown becomes the youngest general manager (and only the second female general manager) in the Midwest League and one of the youngest in all of Minor League Baseball. The transfer of Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Construction crews have completed work on the latest improvement at Modern Woodmen Park – a new glass-enclosed upscale lounge for the popular group area on the third level of the ballpark. The “Sky Deck Lounge,” as it will be known, offers Quad Cities residents a terrific view of the field from above the third-base dugout along with all of the modern amenities currently Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The River Bandits today announced one of the most jam-packed entertainment and promotion schedules ever seen for a Midwest League All-Star Game. This year’s event, to be held in the Quad Cities on June 20 and 21, promises to be one of the highlights of the summer. Continue reading