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River Bandits Announce Eight ‘Bobble’ Giveaways, Including a Bobble Truck

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS 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

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River Bandits Unveil Championship Ring, Fans Can Buy and Personalize

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS 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

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Bandits Eyeing More Improvements to Modern Woodmen Park

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryMore 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 hereView aerial rendering here.

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Bandits Announce Front-Office Additions

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS 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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Bandits Update Primary Logo, Add New Alternates and a Brand-New Amusements Ensignia

Quad Cities River Bandits New PrimaryPRESS 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

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River Bandits to Add ‘Drop and Twist’ Ride to Modern Woodmen Campus

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoWanting 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.

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Bandits Name New GM

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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Brown to Depart Bandits, Otten and Miller Join Front Office

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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Modern Woodmen Park Voted Best Minor League Ballpark

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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Work Begins on River Bandits’ Ferris Wheel

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoMore 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.

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River Bandits Announce Front Office Change

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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Flood Waters Won’t Stop Bandits

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoThe 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.

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Bandits Adding Amusement Rides for 2013

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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River Bandits Pondering Addition of 4-D Theater

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoDave 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.

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Loan for New Ferris Wheel Signed with THE National Bank

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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River Bandits Unveil Monster Promotional Schedule

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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River Bandits Introduce Newly Renovated Business Center Powered by Bradfield’s

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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Bandits Cut Food Prices, Expand Lineup for 2013

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoAs 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

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Council Approves Ballpark Ferris Wheel

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoThe 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 hereView renderings gallery here.

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River Bandits Name Craw New GM

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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Brown Steps Down as River Bandits GM

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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Amusement Rides for Riverfront, Modern Woodmen Park?

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoThe 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.

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Bandits Hold First-Ever Miss Snowflake and Mr. Frost Contests

Quad Cities River Bandits LogoPRESS 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

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River Bandits, Astros Sign New PDC

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

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Cardinals Renew PDC With Redbirds, Ditch River Bandits and Muckdogs

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.

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River Bandits Set Attendance Record

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

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River Bandits to Sport First-Ever Fan Photo Jerseys

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

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River Bandits Celebrate 7 Million Fans (Since 1960)

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

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River Bandits to Give Away Replica World Series Rings

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

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Bandits Promotions Will Make History in 2012

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

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River Bandits Announce Front Office Moves

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

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Brown Again Named Female Executive of the Year

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

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Goodman Steps Down, Brown Moves Up

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

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Bandits Open New Sky Deck Lounge

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

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River Bandits Unveil All-Star Week Events

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

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Youth Art Contest Winners to Have Artwork Diplayed Inside Modern Woodmen

PRESS RELEASE – Six young students from around the Quad Cities will have their artwork prominently displayed inside Modern Woodmen Park this season for winning the River Bandits’ Art Contest held this spring with area students. Continue reading

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters at Woodmen

Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits, is surrounded by Mississippi River flood waters, but a temporary bridge to get fans in and out of the stadium are keeping Woodmen open for business.  Read more and view photo here.

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Modern Woodmen Park Flood Protection Update

PRESS RELEASE – The City of Davenport will be providing fans with safe and easy access into Modern Woodmen Park during the current Mississippi River flood. Currently, flood panels are in place around the front plaza of Modern Woodmen Park. The upcoming homestand, April 15-20, will still take place as scheduled. A pedestrian walkway will be in place allowing fans to safely and easily pass over Continue reading

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Hawkeyes, Leathernecks to Play at Modern Woodmen Park

PRESS RELEASE – NCAA Division I baseball returns to Modern Woodmen Park this month when the Iowa Hawkeyes and Western Illinois Leathernecks take to the field on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30pm. Continue reading

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New Videoboard Coming to Modern Woodmen Park

PRESS RELEASE – The River Bandits have collaborated with the City of Davenport to provide their fans one of the biggest and highest quality pictures in all of Single-A Baseball. Continue reading

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