Main Street Amusements
Main Street Amusements:
The Most Fun You Can Have at the Ballpark There is no sound as uplifting as the sound of children's laughter. At our ballparks, you will hear that sound all game long. Because in addition to the fun in-game promotions, we create a park-within-a-park, and fill it with amusement rides and bounce houses. From the Ferris wheel, spinning bumper cars, spinning coaster and double-decker merry-go-round in the Quad Cities to the 300-foot long dual zip line in Billings, Montana, to the swinging pirate ship, drop tower, NASA-inspired gyroscope and spinning car ride in Lowell, Massachusetts, Main Street Baseball's ballparks are built to entertain families in a fun, safe and secure destination -- and to produce fond family memories that will last a lifetime. Our mission is to make an experience at the ballpark one filled with affordable, family-friendly fun and warm memories for each of our guests. Watching -- and often meeting -- the next generation of Major League stars is a big part of that, but we offer a lot more, including fun, top-of-the-line amusement rides. Above all, we seek to make our ballparks community gathering places, where families and friends from throughout the region can join together as one, cheer for the home team, and enjoy fun, fellowship and the great game of baseball together with fun amusement park rides in the region's most friendly, safe and iconic venue.
In The News
Bandits new amusements benefit Q-C children by Steve Batterson, Quad-City Times, June 2, 2017 Riders on the newest attractions at Modern Woodmen Park will have a chance to help Quad-City-area children. All profits from four new amusement rides at the Midwest League ballpark will benefit Quad-City children in need through a newly formed trust. Now open on third-base deck are the Wind Up, which swings riders back and forth and also includes 360-degree spins, and the Double Play, which spins riders back and forth and tilts, ultimately reaching a 90-degree angle. A double-tier carousel, the only one of its kind in the State of Iowa, is scheduled to open later this month, as is a kiddie train along the first-base side of the ballpark. “Every penny stays in the community, and that’s the cool thing about it,’’ Quad-Cities River Bandits owner Dave Heller said. “This helps raise dollars for children in need. This is our 10-year anniversary in the community, and we wanted to celebrate in a big way.’’ Heller, Davenport mayor Frank Klipsch and Richard Bittner, a trustee of the Bechtel Trusts, celebrated Friday with a ribbon-cutting honoring the collaborative spirit of the project that made it happen. A new nonprofit corporation, the Carousel Charitable Trust, has been formed by Heller and Bittner to own the rides and give money generated by the four rides it owns back into the community. The trust purchased the rides, which have a $1.4 million value, earlier this year. “One of things I’ve enjoyed throughout my professional career is helping put together collaborative efforts to make things happen, and this is an example of that,’’ Klipsch said. “This is a great investment by the River Bandits, the city and a philanthropic organization that will benefit Davenport and the Quad-Cities community for many years.’’ Bittner said the attractions are part of a “renewal of our downtown Davenport community.’’ The rides are open during River Bandits home games, weather permitting, as well as on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer and fall when the team is not playing at home.
"Modern Woodmen Park was [always] positioned as a venue stressing experiences for the whole family: amusements and games for the kids, high-quality food and beverage for the adults, and baseball for all. The new amusement rides make Modern Woodmen Park a destination on non-game days, open and running during the popular weekend Farmer’s Markets next to the ballpark. It’s also turned the left-field corner of the ballpark into a prime family gathering spot." -Ballpark Digest, October 24, 2017
"River Bandits fans and the community have embraced the new Ferris wheel, judging by the lines we’ve observed during ballgames and at off-times when the team isn’t playing. The attraction has added a new dimension to the Davenport skyline." -Quad-City Times, August 1, 2014
"Creativity has not been in short supply throughout Heller’s time in the Quad-Cities. The menagerie of amusement rides, including a Ferris wheel, roller coaster and two-story carousel, draws long lines regularly. And with proceeds benefiting area charities, the River Bandits have contributed tens of thousands of dollars annually to projects such as Flu-Free Quad-Cities which funds flu shots for area youths." -Quad-City Times, August 30, 2017
"Modern Woodmen Park is like baseball meets a miniature Six Flags ... but it still has the that feel of being at an old-time ballyard." -Quad-City Times, July 22, 2017
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