Fans of the Quad Cities River Bandits can own a piece of history with a commemorative 2013 Midwest League Championship ring in a limited-time sale. Until Feb. 1, fans may purchase rings that match the ones earned by the team's players and staff, and each fan may personalize the championship hardware with his or her last name on the side of the ring.
Fans may order rings by completing an order form at Modern Woodmen Park, calling 563-324-3000 or visiting www.riverbandits.com. Each ring is $295, and all orders must be received and paid by Feb. 1.
"We are thrilled to offer River Bandits fans the opportunity to show their championship pride with rings identical to those earned by the team!" said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. "Our fans made Modern Woodmen Park the best place to win and celebrate two Midwest League Championships in the past three seasons, and these special-edition rings will give them a unique keepsake to honor that support."
Pictures of the ring design are available at www.riverbandits.com. On the face of the ring will be "Midwest League Champions" around the border with the colored logo of the Q-C letters with cowboy hat and bandana in the middle of the ring. One side of the ring will have the year - 2013 - and the logo of the River Bandits' major league affiliate, the Houston Astros. The other side will have the raccoon logo from the River Bandits' cap and space for the wearer's last name. Rings are classic design in sterling silver with cubic zirconia, raised name, tooling and a customized wood presentation box.
The River Bandits will open the 2014 Midwest League season at Modern Woodmen Park Thursday, April 3. A full schedule of home and road games for 2014 is available at www.riverbandits.com, and ticket plans for the 2014 season are now on sale.
UP NEXT: Season-ticket holders can still guarantee their same seats for the upcoming season, but time is running short! Ticket-plan holders must renew their plans with a $50 deposit per seat by Jan. 31, in order to keep the same seats as last season. Contact your account representative or call 563-324-3000 today to renew your ticket plan. To order ticket plans - with new lower prices - for next season, call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000 or visit www.riverbandits.com to download the season ticket order form. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $40. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.
ABOUT THE BANDITS: Having just been named Ballpark Digest's winner of Best Ballpark Improvement in America under $1 million, 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 this spring, along with a carousel, a new ride called a "Drop and Twist," an expanded zip line, and many other new games and attractions. In 2013, the team unveiled a new 220-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 River Bandits were one of three affiliates to reach the championship round and one of two to win their league championship.