Modern Woodmen Park

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Many Quad Cities River Bandits games will feel a lot different this season, for both players and fans.

WVIK News

It doesn't feel like spring, but the new Midwest League baseball season begins Thursday night. And the Quad Cities River Bandits will begin defending their league title, hosting Cedar Rapids at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. 

WVIK News

It may not feel like it but spring must be coming soon. That's because the Quad City River Bandits have arrived at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport to prepare for the new Midwest League season. 

The baseball stadium in downtown Davenport will continue to be called Modern Woodmen Park for another ten years. The Rock Island-based fraternal financial services organization has decided to extend its naming rights agreement with the Quad Cities River Bandits.

The Midwest League championship series begins Wednesday night. Fort Wayne will host the Quad Cities River Bandits in game one of the best-of-five series.

The Midwest League will end its regular season this weekend, and prepare for the playoffs that begin next week. The Quad Cities River Bandits have qualified for the postseason, but not the Clinton Lumber Kings.

Child Abuse Council

An agency that's protected Quad Cities children for 40 years will celebrate its birthday Wednesday night. The Child Abuse Council was founded in 1977, and originally called the Council on Children at Risk. 

Quad City Times

Following this week's induction ceremony, the Quad City Sports Hall of Fame now has more than 100 members.

As winter approaches, the River Bandits are thinking about spring. Monday the Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros released its schedule for next year. 

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It was a long and difficult season for the Quad Cities River Bandits this year.

On Midwest Week a wrap-up of the season - Herb Trix's guest is Steve Batterson, sports reporter for the Quad City Times.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered. 

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