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River Bandits Start Season in Burlington

Quad Cities River Bandits

The weather is just about right for baseball again, and River Bandits will open their new season in the Midwest League on Thursday, April 3rd. Unfortunately, they won't play in Davenport, as the Mississippi River continues to surround Modern Woodmen Park.

According to team spokesman Jason Kempf, there's a 'sweet spot' where the team could still play home games. The water would have to be high enough to keep trains from running as normal on the tracks outside, but low enough for the stadium footbridge to get over the water.

But, there's still plenty for fans to look forward to when the flooding is over.

The River Bandits will play their first games of the season this weekend against the Burlington Bees, Thursday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 7th. All the games will be at Burlington, but the River Bandits will be the 'home team' tonight and tomorrow night. 

I'm currently a Senior at Augustana College, working on majors in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies. In addition to interning at the station, I also work for the Augustana Observer, the college's official student newspaper, as a writer for the Arts and Entertainment section.