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Mississippi River flooding hits Clemens Field

Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park isn’t the only ballpark to be impacted by Mississippi River flooding: Clemens Field, home of the Hannibal Cavemen (summer collegiate; Prospect League), is currently underwater. Downtown Hannibal has been protected by levees, but the protection doesn’t extend to the historic WPA ballpark. Still, despite the ballpark being underwater now, Cavemen Director […]

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Ferris wheel on tap in Quad Cities?

Davenport (Ia.) officials and the owners of the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) are looking to add a Ferris wheel and carousel to Modern Woodmen Park, which would change the downtown skyline. We’re not talking about a London Eye kinda installation here, but something large enough to be seen from a […]

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Quad Cities River Bandits

Modern Woodmen Park / Quad Cities River Bandits

This was already one of our favorite ballparks in the minors before it was dramatically revised in 2004. Basically, a classic 1930s-era was enhanced for the new millennium in dramatic fashion, with an iconic exterior retained and the best of modern facilities — club seating, suites, a wraparound concourse, integration with the waterfront, inserted. Since […]

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