Quad Cities River Bandits move six-game homestand out of the city

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa and PEORIA, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE 4/15 6:55 a.m.: The Quad Cities River Bandits have moved their upcoming home series, scheduled for April 18-20 against the Kane County Cougars, to Peoria.

Those games will now be happening at Peoria's Dozer Park due to lack of access to Modern Woodmen Park.

This means the entire six-game homestand from April 15-20 has been moved out of the city.

Both the City of Davenport and the team remain hopeful that the River Bandits' remaining home games, starting April 25-28 against Clinton at Modern Woodmen Park, can be safely played there.

The games on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 will begin at 6:35 p.m. The contest on Saturday, April 20 features a 1:15 p.m. first pitch.

The River Bandits will serve as the home team for the entirety of the series.

ORIGINAL: The Quad Cities River Bandits are moving their second home series to Cedar Rapids.

The River Bandits were supposed to host the series against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Modern Woodmen park on April 15-17, but the series will now be played in Cedar Rapids due to lack of access to the park.

While the park is still unaffected by flood waters, the continued operation of the Canadian Pacific trains has made it impossible to move players, staff, fans and equipment in and out of the ballpark safely, without exposing them to the surrounding flood waters.

As of right now, only the first three games of the six-game homestand have been moved.

The City of Davenport has not made a decision on the River Bandits' home games scheduled for April 18-20 against Kane County.

Each of the games at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids will start at 6:35 p.m. The River Bandits will play as the home team for this series.