It's April in the Quad Cities, and you know what that means, BASEBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED!

The Quad Cities River Bandits begin their 2022 season on April 8th in South Bend before returning to the Quad Cities for their home opener on April 12th against the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Along with the new season, the River Bandits have announced their new “Bandidos del Río de las Ciudades Cuádruples” identity as part of Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversi��n” or “Fun Cup” campaign and event series.


Quad Cities RiverBandits
Quad Cities RiverBandits

“Bandidos del Río de las Ciudades Cuádruples” simply translates to "River Bandits of the Quad Cities."

In a press release, River Bandits owner Dave Heller stated, “Modern Woodmen Park may be the friendliest ballpark in America, but we also want it to be the most inclusive ballpark in America. We’re so excited to unveil our new “Bandidos del Río” brand as part of our ongoing efforts to reach out to our Latino fans and make them feel welcome and valued in our great ballpark. The Hispanic community in the Quad Cities has a fantastic heritage here, especially when it comes to sports, and our new partnership with the great folks at Group O will help us celebrate that every Wednesday all season long.”

Every Wednesday night home game, the new unique jerseys will be worn to celebrate the Quad Cities’ Hispanic/Latino communities. The jersey features "Pícaro" (Spanish for "rascal") wearing a sombrero and his signature bandana with a striking serape-inspired design. The unique game-worn jerseys will then be auctioned off to fans on September 7th, with all proceeds benefiting a local cause or charity jointly selected with Group O.

The River Bandits and Group O are partnering with the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and members of the Quad Cities Hispanic community to bring the following promotions: Every Wednesday night, a small business or non-profit organization will be recognized during the game, along with free Ferris Wheel rides and double-decker carousel rides, starting May 11th.

Information regarding single-game tickets, season tickets, and group packages can be found at

For more information about MiLB’s “Copa de la Diversión” initiative, visit

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