Quad Cities River Bandits

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

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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. 

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.

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A third college has been added to a scholarship program offered by the Quad Cities River Bandits. Wednesday team officials announced the gift of $15,000 to the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

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An entirely new field staff will lead the Quad Cities River Bandits this year. 

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Several local tourist attractions are offering package membership deals for the second year. The Quad City Botanical Center, Putnam Museum, and Niabi Zoo call the special deal a Fun Bundle.

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An Iowa State Senator now co-owns The Quad Cities River Bandits. On Thursday, the team's managing partner, Dave Heller, announced Roby Smith is replacing Bob Herrfeldt as co-owner of the minor league franchise.

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More students in the Quad Cities will get some welcome help paying for college. Monday the Quad Cities River Bandits announced the addition of Saint Ambrose University to the Bandit Scholars Program.

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