"I think this is a wonderful logo with the way it incorporates so many distinguishing marks of the River Bandits," said team owner Dave Heller. "The All-Star Game is a special event that we won't see in the Quad Cities again for another 20 years, so we wanted to create a logo that captures the excitement of this game and highlights the great features of the friendliest ballpark in America, Modern Woodmen Park."
The 2011 All-Star Game logo accentuates some of the signature features that are associated with the River Bandits. The distinguishable outside façade of Modern Woodmen Park appears in the forefront with the scenic Centennial Bridge spanning the backdrop. The logo is a vertical mark with several vibrant colors associated with the River Bandits and Modern Woodmen Park logos. Those include gold, red, black, blue, and shades of tan and gray. The concept of the vertical design was developed from the logo for the 2007 Major League All-Star Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif.
The logo was designed by Francis Santiquilani of FS Design. Santiquilani also designed the new River Bandits logos in 2007. Other projects he has completed include the logos for the NBA's Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers. The all-star logo will be used on all printed materials for the 2011 season as well as several merchandise items including hats, t-shirts and novelty items. All officially licensed 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game merchandise can be found in the River Bandits team store at Modern Woodmen Park or online at RiverBandits.com.
"Francis did a great job on this logo and we look forward to using it for the upcoming season," said River Bandits general manager Kirk Goodman. "We are very proud to have a logo that has a different feel than many other minor league all-star game logos and captures the essence of the River Bandits and Modern Woodmen Park."
The Midwest League All-Star game will welcome the best of the circuit to Modern Woodmen Park in June for an exciting two-day event. A home run derby will take place on Monday, June 20 with the game itself scheduled for June 21. Fans can currently reserve the best seats for the All-Star Game by purchasing a ticket plan for the upcoming River Bandits season, starting at just $45.00/seat.
UP NEXT: With 2011 now on the calendar, fans can lock-in seats now for this summer's campaign. Season ticket packages are on sale now for just a $50 per seat deposit. A season ticket package is the best way to secure tickets to the 2011 Midwest League All-Star game that will be held at Modern Woodmen Park on June 21, 2011. Follow the River Bandits all offseason online at RiverBandits.com.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: The Quad Cities River Bandits opened the 2010 season by unveiling their brand new state-of-the-art field, and over the course of the season added a number of new improvements, including a new children's playground, new concession stands for both adults and children in the team's Picnic Plaza, a new "triple-suite" for small groups on the suite level, and a new group area just beyond the right-field fence. The coming 2011 season not only features the Midwest League All-Star Game right here in the Quad Cities, but also a number of spectacular new improvements to the ballpark that fans will not want to miss. Season and group ticket deposits for 2011 are currently being accepted, for more information call (563) 3-BANDIT or logon to RiverBandits.com.