The Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) will join the small number of Class A team installing high-def videoboards after unveiling plans for a new system at Modern Woodmen Park.
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 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 percent 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 Werner Park, the new home of the Omaha Storm Chasers.
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