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Modern Woodmen Extends Naming Rights Agreement

The baseball stadium in downtown Davenport will continue to be called Modern Woodmen Park for another ten years. The Rock Island-based fraternal financial services organization has decided to extend its naming rights agreement with the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Modern Woodmen spokeswoman Michelle Opsahl says the original ten-year agreement signed in 2007 included an option to extend it for another ten years. 

"We think the ballpark is such an incredible attraction in the Quad Cities - it's family friendly, it's affordable, it's fun, and it's really high quality. So I think that being able to support it - it's a perfect fit."

And she says supporting the team is part of Modern Woodmen's focus on its home community - the Quad Cities.

Under the original agreement, Modern Woodmen paid 200,000 dollars a year for the naming rights. The extension will cost 250,000 dollars a year. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.