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Written by Marco LaNave   
Friday, 28 March 2014 08:55

Newly-named Budweiser Champions Club has unique view with year-round versatility

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 27, 2014) – An award-winning room in America’s Best Minor League Ballpark has a new name. The Budweiser Champions Club gained its latest moniker when Budweiser and the River Bandits announced a naming rights partnership at a press conference Thursday in the Budweiser Champions Club, already one of the most popular areas for both baseball fans and year-round event patrons of Modern Woodmen Park.

The biggest highlight of a series of suite-level renovations that earned recognition last fall from Ballpark Digest as the Best Ballpark Improvement in America under $1 million, the new Budweiser Champions Club is located at the far end of the suite level down the left-field line.

“On behalf of 7G and all of its employees, it is our honor and pleasure to work with the Quad Cities River Bandits this season. The addition of the new Budweiser Champions Club is exciting and provides an experience for watching ball games that is second to none,” said 7G Distributing Sales Support Manager Tim Hayes. “We invite everyone to come out and help us cheer on the River Bandits and watch for our promotions throughout the summer and have fun at the ballpark all summer long!”

In addition to the Budweiser Champions Club naming rights, 7G Distributing will sponsor a Mega Mini Fridge Giveaway on Sunday, June 15, at the River Bandits 1:15 p.m. Father's Day home game. Nine mini fridges will go to nine lucky fans – one for every inning.

“We are thrilled to partner with Budweiser to re-introduce the Budweiser Champions Club and share our vision of turning Modern Woodmen Park into a year-round, multi-purpose venue that is much bigger than baseball," said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. “The Budweiser Champions Club will be a year-round entertainment venue that will host a wide range of events, from weddings to corporate board meetings to family reunions to receptions to charitable events, and our new partnership with Budweiser and the great folks at 7G Distributors helps ensure that this room will always be one of the premier venue destinations in the Quad Cities.”

Replacing what had been an open-air, concrete patio, the Budweiser Champions Club boasts three sides of gorgeous glass windows, bringing the feel of being outdoors while still being completely enclosed. Four glass garage doors overlook the picturesque scene of Modern Woodmen Park and the Centennial Bridge stretching across the Mississippi River. On the other side is a spectacular view of downtown Davenport. The Budweiser Champions Club also has a center partition that can create two separate areas for breakout sessions or smaller meeting spaces. The space can accommodate up to 250 guests for a game and is used year-round for dozens of special events, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, corporate meetings and luncheons.

UP NEXT: Opening Day is April 3, so lock in your seats now to see the defending Midwest League Champions in 2014! Single-game tickets are available online atwww.riverbandits.com. To order any of the ticket plans - with new lower prices - call the River Bandits box office at 563-324-3000. 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.


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