“Every year we try to do something to enhance the ballpark and make the game day experience more enjoyable for our fans,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “This new videoboard will make an incredible impact on our fans, and we are blessed to have the partnership that we have with the City of Davenport so our guests can experience something like this. The WOW! factor is simply amazing. Modern Woodmen Park is one of the top two or three ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball and this kind of addition is what keeps it at the top of the list!”
The new board will feature a high definition display making it one of only a select few HD videoboards in all of Single-A Baseball (90 teams). The video display will create a better entertainment experience for River Bandits fans with a larger display surface for highlights, videos, crowd prompts and more and allow for more flexible advertising options for team sponsors. The total size of the new board will be 690 square feet, 115.6% larger than the old display of 320 square feet.
“Partnering with the River Bandits on investments in the City’s beloved ballpark is a win-win situation,” said Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba. “Staying ahead of the curve on amenities keeps fans coming and increases the value of our asset.”
“This upgrade will give Modern Woodmen Park one of the largest and best video screens in all of the Midwest League,” said River Bandits general manager Kirk Goodman. “It’s going to help allow us to have a Major League caliber production from the entertainment and video side that is rarely seen at this level in sports.”
SignCo of Lincoln, Nebraska, is producing and installing the videoboard. They have been in business since 1973 and specialize in quality fabrication and custom design. SignCo has had their products installed in other minor league facilities including the new home of the Omaha Stormchasers, Werner Park. They have also been the chosen LED display provider for several NBA facilities in addition to over 100 colleges and universities.
UP NEXT: Now is the perfect time to lock-in your group outing for the 2011 season. Group packages start for groups as small as just 10 people. It’s also not to late to pick out the ticket package that fits your schedule. Ticket plans start as low as $40 per seat. Ticket plans are a great way to ensure a seat for the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game at Modern Woodmen Park on Tuesday, June 21.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: The Quad Cities River Bandits opened the 2010 season by unveiling their brand new state-of-the-art field, and over the course of the season added a number of new improvements, including a new children’s playground, new concession stands for both adults and children in the team’s Picnic Plaza, a new “triple-suite” for small groups on the suite level, and a new group area just beyond the right-field fence. The coming 2011 season not only features the Midwest League All-Star Game right here in the Quad Cities, but also a number of spectacular new improvements to the ballpark that fans will not want to miss. Season and group ticket deposits for 2011 are currently being accepted, for more information call (563) 3-BANDIT or logon to RiverBandits.com.