Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League) co-owner Glenn Reicin believes the minor-league franchise has a bright future that’s directly connected with the fortunes of the re-development of the St. George waterfront. Read more here. Read about the team’s attendance strategy here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
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Completion of NY Wheel, Empire Outlets Could Be Game Changer for Baby Bombers
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Taking the First Ride on the Bandits New Ferris Wheel
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.
Bandits Schedule Official Lighting of the Ferris Wheel, Inaugural Ride
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
River Bandits to Add ‘Drop and Twist’ Ride to Modern Woodmen Campus
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.
Work Begins on River Bandits’ Ferris Wheel
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.
River Bandits Pondering Addition of 4-D Theater
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.
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Loan for New Ferris Wheel Signed with THE National Bank
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
Council Approves Ballpark Ferris Wheel
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.
World’s Tallest Observation Ferris Wheel Coming to Staten Island
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce today that the world’s tallest observation ferris wheel will be built next to Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, home of the Single-A Staten Island Yankees (New York-Penn League). At 625 feet, the $230 million “New York Wheel” will be taller than the observation wheels in Singapore and London. Read more here. View renderings here and here.