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Modern Woodmen Park



Park Name: Modern Woodmen Park
Tenants: Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League)

Opened: 1931
Grandstand Rebuilt: 2004
Address: 209 South Gaines Street, Davenport, Iowa 52802
Dimensions: 343' (L), 400' (C), 318' (R)

Former Names: 
Municipal Stadium (1931-1970)
John O'Donnell Stadium (1971-2007)

Former Tenants:
Davenport Blue Sox (Mississippi Valley League) 1931-1933
Davenport Blue Sox (Western League) 1934-1937
Davenport Cubs (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1946-1947
Davenport Pirates (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1948-1949
Davenport Quads (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1950
Davenport Tigers (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1951-1952
Davenport DavSox (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) 1957-1958
Davenport Braves (Midwest League) 1960-1961
Quad Cities Angels (Midwest League) 1962-1978, 1985-1991
Quad Cities Cubs (Midwest League) 1979-1984
Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) 1992-2004
Swing of the Quad Cities (Midwest League) 2005-2007


The view from behind home plate at Modern Woodmen Park.


The view from down the first base line.


The view from down the third base line. The Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River provides an iconic and dramatic backdrop to a game at Modern Woodmen Park.


The grandstand at Modern Woodmen Park, as seen from center field.


The John O'Donnell Press Box behind home plate. O'Donnell was a former local sports editor, and was the park's namesake for over 40 years.


An enclosed party area sits over the bleachers on the left field side of the grandstand.


Concession stands at Modern Woodmen Park are named for the five cities that make up the Quad Cities area. Moline, East Moline and Rock Island, Illinois; and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa.


A large open picnic area sits in the right field corner in the shadow of the bridge.


Terraced group table seating on the outfield concourse in right center field.


Bar top seating above the third base bleachers.


Berm seating underneath the scoreboard overlooking left field.


A Ferris Wheel sits atop the left field berm, providing a unique view for fans in the grandstand, and a unique view of the game and the river for fans in the wheel.


Downtown Davenport as seen from inside Modern Woodmen Park.


The Mississippi River runs just several feet beyond the outfield wall, and the river has flooded the playing field several times throughout the years.


The scoreboard and outfield wall. The fence is shorter in front of the berm in left than in center and right fields.


The Quad Cities River Bandits on the field during a game at Modern Woodmen Park.




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