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These past couple days have made me want to get out and enjoy the weather.  No better seats to watch the river go by, than in Modern Woodman Stadium!  No better price for entry than FREE!!

Take advantage of tomorrow's Free game!  Here's the "official" press release...
Modern Woodmen Park open to the public for Tuesday’s game against South Bend
DAVENPORT, Iowa – The only thing better than baseball is free baseball. The Quad Cities River Bandits will host a free-admission game at Modern Woodmen Park on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 when the Bandits begin a six-game home stand against the South Bend Cubs. The River Bandits have set numerous attendance records over the past two seasons and view this as a way to both thank the Quad Cities community for their support while also providing a chance for those who may have never been to a game at the Friendliest Ballpark in America to seize the opportunity.
Those with season tickets and pre-purchased tickets will be given priority to their reserved seats. The remainder of tickets available on game day will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fans should get to the ballpark early to ensure they get the best seats in the house.
“We absolutely love this community and cannot think of a better way to say thank you to everyone for all of the great support we have enjoyed over the years than by welcoming everyone to Modern Woodmen Park for free,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “The support we get from our fans in the Quad Cities has allowed us grow and and stay the leader in affordable family entertainment. Now we want to make sure everyone has a chance to experience the delicious food, fun rides and great memories that come with River Bandits baseball.”
This is the second consecutive year the River Bandits have offered free admission to a game at Modern Woodmen Park. In 2015, the Bandits celebrated Modern Woodmen Park’s coronation as Ballpark Digest ‘Best of the Ballparks’ for Class-A baseball. The River Bandits also hosted a free game in 2013 to help the community heal after the Mississippi River flooded.
“Our fans are the driving force behind everything we do,” said River Bandits General Manager Andrew Chesser. “The upgrades and remodeling of our ballpark, the expanded food options, and constantly growing number of amusements and attractions is all designed to give our fans the best experience possible. We hope a free game shows how grateful we are for the support from this community that allows us to be the best in Minor League Baseball.”
First pitch for the free game is set for 7:00 p.m. CT. Gates will open at 6:00 and the box office will be open starting at 9:00 a.m. to pick up tickets. Tickets for the free-admission game are not transferable to any other date. For more information, call 563-324-3000 or visit
UP NEXT: The River Bandits ‘Race to Home’ 5K and Kids’ Fun Run is coming Saturday, April 23, at Modern Woodmen Park. This unique bi-state race crosses both bridges to Illinois and back before finishing at home plate inside Modern Woodmen Park. Registration is $30 and includes a ticket to a 2016 River Bandits home game. The race begins at 9 a.m. and there are awards for top male and female finishers in each age group, plus overall top finishers. All proceeds from the race go to the Bandit Scholar Program, which annually funds first-year paid-in-full college scholarships for local Quad Cities students.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: The 2016 season marks the River Bandits’ fourth year as the Astros’ Class-A affiliate and the ninth season since regaining the River Bandits moniker, which was voted a top-8 nickname in all of Minor League Baseball in 2015. Also in 2015, Sports Business Journal named Quad Cities the number one minor league sports market in the country. In recognition for giving back to the Quad Cities community, the River Bandits were the 2015 recipient of the Ballpark Digest Best Charity Event or Campaign in Baseball award. For more information on the Quad Cities River Bandits, visit or contact Jake Levy at (563) 333-2727.