After claiming the title of USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice best Minor League ballpark 11 years ago, a ballpark in Eastern Iowa is reclaiming its title. Featuring great baseball, a scenic view, a Ferris wheel, rides, and more, the ballpark has it all.

For the past several weeks, people in Iowa, the Midwest, and throughout the country have been voting for their favorite Minor League Baseball ballpark. The #1 ballpark in the U.S. is right here in our community.

Connor Kenney
Connor Kenney

Modern Woodmen Park has once again been named the best Minor League Ballpark in the U.S. All the more reason to make sure you plan to see the Quad Cities River Bandits this season.

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Modern Woodmen Park Named The Best Minor League Ballpark

This Spring, USA TODAY 10Best decided to re-ask the question the question they asked in 2013, "What is the best Minor League Ballpark in America?" In 2013, it was Modern Woodmen Park. In 2024, it's once again Modern Woodmen Park.


“All of us with the River Bandits are appreciative and humbled to go two-for-two in being named the best Minor League ballpark in America by USA Today 10Best,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “There are so many great ballparks across the country and for Quad Cities, one of the smaller markets in Minor League Baseball, to beat out great ballparks in heavily populated NFL cities such as Las Vegas, Nashville, Charlotte and Buffalo is really a testament both to our awesome fans and to Kansas City Royals fans throughout the country as well as our wonderful partnership with the City of Davenport. Our season starts April 5 against the South Bend Cubs and I can’t wait to personally welcome everyone back to the best ballpark in America.”

Selected by a panel of the publication’s editors and industry experts, the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits claimed the top spot as one of the 20 nominated ballparks and one of just four at the Single-A or High-A levels.

The Quad Cities River Bandits 2024 Season

The River Bandits open the 2024 season with a 3-game homestand. The first game is on Friday, April 5th againt the South Bend Cubs. First pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Modern Woodmen Park
Modern Woodmen Park

The River Bandits will play 132-games this season with 66 total home games. Below is the list of home games and dates:

  • South Bend Cubs (3 games), April 5 – 7
  • Peoria Chiefs (6 games), April 16 – 21
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (6 games), May 7 – 12
  • Dayton Dragons (6 games), May 21 – 26
  • South Bend Cubs (6 games), May 28 – June 2
  • Beloit Sky Carp (6 games), June 11 – June 16
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels (3 games), July 1 – 3
  • Peoria Chiefs (6 games), July 9 – 14
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels (6 games), July 23 – 28
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (6 games), August 6 – 11
  • Lansing Lugnuts (6 games), August 20 – 25
  • Beloit Sky Carp (6 games), September 3 – 8

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