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River Bandits Unveil Modern Woodmen Park Upgrades

Quad Cities River Bandits

Modern Woodmen Park will have some new amenities this year, as the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low A; Midwest League) have unveiled the latest improvements to the ballpark

Leading up to this season, the River Bandits have added some new features at Modern Woodmen Park. Carts on the ballpark’s concourse will offer options such as wraps, sub-style sandwiches, and burgers, while seasonal fare has been introduced to the ballpark’s sports lounge.

There are other changes to Modern Woodmen Park this season, highlighted by a new sound system. Modern Woodmen Park has certainly been changed by the River Bandits over the years, with amusements being a focal point of some of their renovation projects. That includes last year’s installation of a Double-Decker Carousel, Genesis Kidz Koaster, Wind-Up, Double-Play, and a oval-tracked kiddie train. According to River Bandits general manager Andrew Chesser, the new sound system should better serve as the ballpark in its current form and offer an improved sound quality throughout Modern Woodmen Park. More from the Quad-City Times:

The most significant is a $100,000 investment in the stadium’s sound system, and for some the most appreciated may well be the installation of a private room located behind a guest services counter on third base concourse for young mothers to nurse children or change diapers.

“A lot of what we’ve done is in response to requests we’ve had from fans,” Chesser said. “We’re always looking to make the experience of coming out to a game better for our fans, and we feel like we’ve addressed some needs this year.”

The sound system replaces one Chesser said “needed an upgrade,” in part because of how the stadium has evolved in recent years with the addition of amusement rides.

“It should provide crystal-clear quality throughout the ballpark,” Chesser said.

The concourse level and press box have been repainted, and fans on the suite level will discover new granite countertops have been installed in each suite.

The River Bandits play their home opener at Modern Woodmen Park on Thursday night.

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