With a first-round sweep in the Midwest League playoffs, the Quad Cities River Bandits have advanced to the best-of-three Midwest League Western Division final, and the promotions take another step forward for Saturday's 5:35 p.m. Game 1 against the Beloit Snappers at Modern Woodmen Park.
With a Mega Tablet Giveaway, the River Bandits will give away nine tablets - one during each inning of Saturday's game - courtesy of Video Games, ETC.! The River Bandits will also auction their game-worn batting practice jerseys from this season on Saturday, with proceeds to benefit the Genesis Foundation. A postgame fireworks show will also take place at approximately 9:00 p.m.
Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, and the team will continue offering 12-ounce beer and soda for just $1 each, as well as $1 hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and nachos. All regular individual seats are now on sale for $5 each.
"The playoffs are a perfect opportunity for us to say thank you to the people of the Quad Cities by offering discounted tickets, discounted food and drink, a great fireworks show and a huge new promotion," said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. "Our fans will have incredible opportunities to bid on the game-worn batting practice jerseys of this year's exciting River Bandits team, win a brand new Android tablet, and enjoy great deals on tickets and concessions - all capped off by another fireworks show at the Best Minor League Ballpark in the country!"
Groups may call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000 to book a group area or suite for the Saturday, Sept. 7, game.
Game 2 of the Western Division final will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Pohlman Field in Beloit, and Game 3, if necessary, would be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Beloit. Every River Bandits game is broadcasted live presented by Mediacom at www.riverbandits.com.
The River Bandits advanced to the Midwest League Western Division final for the second time in three years Thursday with a two-game sweep of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, who finished the regular season with a Midwest League-leading 88 victories. Quad Cities has now won nine straight postseason games dating back to the 2011 Midwest League Championship run. Quad Cities has won five Midwest League Championships: 1968, 1971, 1979, 1990 and 2011.
UP NEXT: Saturday's playoff game will again feature all regular individual seats for $5 each, and 12-ounce beer and soda, as well as hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and nachos will each be $1. Tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at 563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is planned for next spring, along with a carousel and other new games and attractions. This season, the team just unveiled a new 300-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, and a number of new bounce houses. The team's major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, just saw all six of its affiliates reach the playoffs - the first time in a decade any MLB team can claim such success. The playoffs will likely be the last chance for Quad Cities fans to see 2012 No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa and many other future stars in a River Bandits uniform.