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River Bandits June 4-6 Home Series Shifting to Peoria

Due to high water surrounding Modern Woodmen Park, the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low A; Midwest League) are shifting a June 4-6 home series against the Peoria Chiefs to Peoria’s Dozer Park. The ballpark remains unaffected by the flood waters, but due to the recent flooding across River Drive there is no unimpeded access for fans, players and staff. (more…)

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Chiefs, Cardinals extend PDC through 2020

Another PDC to announce: The Peoria Chiefs (Low Class A; Midwest League) and St. Louis Cardinals have extended their player-development contract for four additional years, through the 2020 season. The current four-year deal was signed in September 2012 and runs through the 2016 season. “The Peoria Chiefs continue to run a first-class operation providing us […]

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In memoriam: Pete Vonachen

Pete Vonachen, the guiding spirit behind the Peoria Chiefs (Low Class A; Midwest League) since 1983, passed away yesterday at the age of 87. Vonachen was already an important member of the Peoria community when he bought the then-Peoria Suns in 1983; he was a high-profile restaurateur and entrepreneur with several businesses to his name. […]

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New for 2013: Dozer Park

The Peoria Chiefs (Low Class A; Midwest League) have sold naming ballpark rights to Caterpillar under a 10-year, $2-million deal, with result being Dozer Park. “The company was founded on the bulldozer,” said Jim Baumgartner, Director of Corporate Affairs. “We wanted to choose something that represents Caterpillar’s heritage but also represents Peoria. This is our […]

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