The Quad Cities community will welcome the defending Midwest League Champions back to Modern Woodmen Park, and the River Bandits will, in turn, welcome back the fans with fantastic deals for every day of the week - from Opening Day April 3 until the end of the 2014 season. The team announced on Thursday a different promotion for each day of the week.
Highlighted by the Thirst-Day Thursdays, Friday Fireworks, Fan Appreciation Saturdays and Family Sundays, all of which together kick off Opening Weekend, the weekly promotional schedule features returning favorites as well as exciting new deals to give the Quad Cities community the most affordable and family-friendly entertainment in the region at the venue voted the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America."
"The River Bandits are committed to providing the best family-friendly entertainment for the lowest prices," said team owner Dave Heller. "We have assenbled a weekly promotional schedule with a little something for everybody, so everyone in the Quad Cities region can find a great reason to enjoy a memorable night at Modern Woodmen Park."
The weekly specials and sponsors are below:
Family Sundays presented by KWQC and B100
Fans can arrive early to meet and get autographs on the field from River Bandits players. Following the game, Kids Run the Bases. Fans can also bring their dogs to the ballpark for Bark in the Park and enjoy the game with them from the Modern Woodmen Berm. Sunday home games will start at 1:15 p.m. the first half of the season (April 6, June 8 and June 15), and at the end of the season (Aug. 17 and Aug. 24). Sunday games will start at 5 p.m. June 22, July 6, July 20 and Aug. 10.
Markdown Mondays presented by 97X
Monday night means unbeatable prices on tickets and concessions. All bleacher and Modern Woodmen Berm tickets are just $2 each. On top of that, fans can purchase $2 beers, sodas, hot dogs, peanuts, nachos and popcorn. Monday nights beginning in June will also feature an amusements special - for $10, an all-you-can-ride pass! Specials are valid every Monday except July 21.
Dew for Twosdays presented by Pepsi, WOC and Q106.5
The Tuesday home schedule kicks off with the ticket deal of the season - everyone gets in free for Quad Cities Community Appreciation Night April 15! The next three Tuesday home games - April 29, May 6 and May 20 - will start at 11 a.m. to celebrate the Book Buddies reading program participants. Then, for the rest of the summer, all Tuesday night tickets are buy-one-get-one free, and kids get a free meal! Fans can also bring in old Mountain Dew cans and exchange them for a voucher for a free 16-ounce Mountain Dew.
Pay Your Bill Wednesdays presented by U.S. Bank and Mix96
The River Bandits will again Pay Your Bills at every Wednesday home game, when fans bring their bills to the ballpark and the team randomly selects two bills to be paid up to $100 by the River Bandits. In addition, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union members can receive two free kids tickets with the purchase of a regular adult ticket.
Thirst-Day Thursdays presented by Rock 104-9 and the River Cities' Reader
Fans can enjoy $2 drink specials all game long at all 12 Thursday night home games, including Opening Day April 3. For IHMVCU members, all Thursday game tickets are buy-one-get-one free. This year, the annual Red, White and Boom Fireworks will be Thursday, July 3, and with the River Bandits on the road, there will be free admission to watch the fireworks at Modern Woodmen Park. Drink specials will not apply July 3.
Friday Fireworks presented by Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities, WLLR and WQAD
Following all 12 Friday home games at Modern Woodmen Park, fans will be treated to a fabulous fireworks show, including one on July 4!
Fan Appreciation Saturdays presented by 101.3 KISS-FM
At Saturday home games, fans will get the best of the River Bandits' giveaways and entertainment, including face painters, balloon artists and more! This season, all Saturday home games will start at 6 p.m. so younger fans can enjoy every minute of the action.
The River Bandits will announce the rest of the 2014 promotional schedule Tuesday, March 18.
UP NEXT: Opening Day is April 3, so lock in your seats now to see the defending Midwest League Champions in 2014! To order any of the ticket plans - with new lower prices - 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 110 feet over the playing field, is opening this spring, along with a carousel, a new ride called a "Drop and Twist," an expanded 300-foot long 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.