DAVENPORT, Iowa (SEPT. 11, 2013) - The Quad Cities River Bandits seek to win their second Midwest League Championship in three seasons beginning Wednesday night in South Bend, Ind., and fans will see the best-of-five 2013 Midwest League Championship decided on the field of Modern Woodmen Park this weekend, along with a championship set of promotions.
The River Bandits, along with American TV & Appliance in Davenport, will give away nine DVD players - one for every inning - and nine DVDs featuring a baseball-themed movie during the first Championship Series home game against the South Bend Silver Hawks at 7 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks, presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, will follow Game 3 that night, when the team will again offer 12-ounce beer and soda for just $1 each, as well as $1 hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and nachos. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and all regular individual seats are on sale for $5 each. The same concession and ticket prices will also apply for a possible Game 4 at 5 p.m. Sunday and possible winner-take-all Game 5 at 7 p.m. Monday.
"The River Bandits have kept rolling in the playoffs to the Midwest League Championship Series, so we will continue to roll out a championship promotional lineup - with a baseball movie and DVD player giveaway, the same great playoff concession and ticket specials, capped with another great fireworks show," said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. "We continue to celebrate and thank the people of the Quad Cities for their support, and for the second time in three seasons, they will see a league championship decided 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 Saturday, Sunday or Monday night of the Championship Series.
Games 1 and 2 of the Midwest League Championship Series will be played Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, at Four Winds Field at Stanley Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. Central each night. Every game of the Midwest League Championship Series is broadcasted live presented by Mediacom at www.riverbandits.com.
Quad Cities is making its 11th Midwest League Championship Series appearance since joining the Midwest League in 1960. Quad Cities previously reached the championship round in 1968, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1990, and 2011. The franchise has won five titles - in 1968, 1971, 1979, 1990 and 2011.
UP NEXT: Tickets for the 2013 Midwest League Championship Series 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. 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. 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 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 Championship Series 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.