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Over 220,000 fans have walked through the arches at Modern Woodman Park this Summer - all of them paying to watch America's pastime. 

But the price of a ticket goes much farther than the ticket gate. 

According to the Quad Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau - the team accounts for more the $4,000,000 coming into the QCA over the course of the season.

From ticket sales and concessions to the rent the River Bandits have to pay to play in Davenport - one thing is certain.... The longer the team plays - the better. 

"More games is more excitement and more views for our sponsors," says Bandits GM Stefanie Brown. "Whether it's a billboard or a commercial that we are running... It just all ties together for everything we work so hard for." 

The 2011 Midwest League champions pay $300,000 a year to play in Modern Woodman Park.

That's on top of nearly a $1,000,000 in operational costs.

All of that money going towards helping Quad City taxpayers and businesses. 

The Bandits will play host to the Cedar Rapids Kernel's on Wednesday, September 4.

Tickets will be just $5.

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