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 BallParkWatch - John O'Donnell Stadium / Quad City River Bandits
John O'Donnell Stadium is one of the oldest ballparks in minor-league baseball, but it combines a load of charm with the type of historical design you don't see much anymore.
Rhythm City is located directly upstream of John O'Donnell Stadium and is within walking distance.
While the flood might be a once-in-a-lifetime event, it did lead city and team officials to question whether the stadium is a long-term proposition or whether a new stadium should be built elsewhere in the city. /visits/jod.htm   (1789 words)

 BallParkWatch - Aug. 27 - Sept. 3, 2003
More on the last game played at the current John O'Donnell Stadium configuration, as the Quad City River Bandits (Class A; Midwest League) prepare to play in a renovated ballpark in 2004.
However, most new Eastern League ballparks were built with state grants, while the Manchester stadium is being financed by the city, and because the stadium is part of a larger riverside development plan that includes retail and a hotel, it may not be comparable to other league leases.
Cracker Jack Stadium is a gorgeous ballpark, but its relatively remote location at the southwest corner of Disney World might have dissuaded more casual fans from attending games. /news/2003archives/aug27_sept3.htm   (3791 words)
Now, discussions center around a renovated John ODonnell Stadium and long-term stability for a baseball team that has been a part of the landscape in downtown Davenport since 1960.
The Kernels spent the entire season in new Veterans Memorial Stadium, increasing attendance from 132,722 in 2001 to 196,066.
The River Bandits agreed to a 15-year lease with the city of Davenport in September, and the city and baseball club will share in the cost of a $12.5 million renovation that will bring the 72-year-old stadium up to modern standards. /print.php?story_id=1008421&doc=   (1201 words)

 Ballparks 2004 and Beyond - MLN Sports Zone - A Minor League News Magazine
The Quad City River Bandits will be enjoying a transformed John ODonnell Stadium in 2004.
In the meantime, they will be playing in Manchester’s Gill Stadium, which itself has received a significant $4-million facelift.
In the Southern League the former Orlando Rays, now the Montgomery Biscuits, will play in Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium in Alabama’s capital city. /baseball/features/articles2004/050504.html   (658 words)

 Welcome to Mile One Stadium
(St. John’s, NL) As seen on PBS, Daniel O'Donnell will bring a little bit of Ireland to the Mile One Stage as he sings a host of cherished Irish and American classics on Tuesday, May 30, 2006.   (37 words)

 Views -- from our visitors
John O' Donnell Field - Quad City River Bandits, IA - For a river view, you can't beat John O'Donnell (after all, this was the stadium that was submerged in water a few years back).
Of course, Jacobs Field (Cleveland) and Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.) are known for looking out onto a skyline (in Yankee Stadium's case, it's dominated by the Bronx County Courthouse), but I liked the view from Sec Taylor Stadium (Des Moines, Iowa), which includes the Hawkeye State's capitol dome.
Over the left field wall is the modest Cedar Rapids skyline (just three or four moderately tall buildings, but then again, this is Iowa), while right across the street beyond right field is a grain elevator. /View-vis.asp   (2140 words)

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"The Davenport native said there is too great a danger of such action resulting in a biological weapons attack against Israel and an Israeli nuclear counterattack.
City of Davenport, Iowa - - - /davenport   (241 words)

 News & Events St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
Senior Picnic and the Swing of the Quad Cities, John O'Donnell Stadium
The $6 fee gets participating students a senior gift, admission to the senior picnic and the Swing of the Quad Cities game, and a limo ride to and from the Swing's home ballpark, John O'Donnell Stadium.
Limo rides to the picnic begin at 5:15 p.m. /news/spring05/seniorweek05.html   (285 words)

 Ballpark Digest - Principal Park / Iowa Cubs
And while there are many nice things about Principal Park, it's not the nicest stadium in the minors, nor it even the nicest stadium in Iowa -- I'd much prefer attending a game at John O'Donnell Stadium.
True, this is Iowa we're talking about here, and with a view of the state capitol in right field (as show to the left) and a view of downtown Des Moines in right field, Principal Park is certainly well-situated in its surroundings.
For many years the team was known as the Iowa Oaks, which is a heckuva lot more distinctive than the Iowa Cubs. /visits/sec_taylor.htm   (1409 words)

 Moline, Illinois hotel near Isle of Capri Casino - Econo Lodge 61265, IL240
This Moline hotel is minutes from area attractions like Jumer's Casino Rock Island, the Isle of Capri Casino, the John O'Donnell Stadium, the John Deere Pavilion and the Niabi Zoo.
The hotel is also only 7 miles from U.S> Army Rock Island Arsenal, and only 4 miles from the John Deere Corporate Headquarters, and there are within walking distance of the hotel and South park mall is less than 1 mile from hotel.
The Econo Lodge of Moline, Il has 76 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, and the hotel is only 1/2 mile from the Quad Cities Airport here in Moline. /ires/hotel/il240   (1409 words)

 Rare Sports Films - Vintage Baseball Video Sports Auto Racing Events
Along with those Bills already mentioned above, you'll see action shots of others on the team, such as John Tracey, rookie Joe Auer, Al Bemiller, Butch Byrd, Hagood Clarke, George Saimes, Ernie Warlick, Paul Maguire, Harry Jacobs, Bobby Smith, Booker Edgerson, Gene Sykes, Joe O'Donnell, Mike Stratton, Ed Rutkowski and Wray Carlton.
Included on this tape are highlights of every game of the Buffalo Bills 1964 ALF Championship season, including the 20-7 Championship game vs the Chargers at old War Memorial Stadium!
Throughout the film, you'll see the stars on other teams playing against the Bills: Len Dawson, George Blanda, Dick Wood, Bake Turner, Babe Parilli, Tony Romeo, Gino Cappelletti, Larry Garron, John Hadl, Keith Lincoln, Lance Alworth, Tobin Rote, Tom Flores, Bo Roberson and Art Powell. /1964_buffalo_highlights.html   (1409 words)

QUAD CITY SWING VS CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS - Noon - John O'Donnell Stadium - 209 S Gaines - Davenport Iowa - Admission $8 Box Seats, $6 Adults, $5 Seniors and children 3-12yrs.
JOHN AND KAY RETZI - Music for dancing and listening - 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
MUSIC ON THE LAWN - 5 to 8 p.m. /CALENDAR/june.htm   (1409 words)

 Binghamton Mets
It just lends an authentically blue-collar feel to a ballpark, whether you're talking about John O'Donnell Stadium in Davenport, Iowa, The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn., or NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton.
Binghamton, N.Y. --Ballparks that have train tracks running by them are automatically cool in my book.
NYSEG has tracks running just behind the left field wall, and the whole ballpark is nestled in the deflated downtown area of Binghamton. /bmets/bmets.htm   (385 words)

 John O'Donnell Stadium II - Davenport, IA
John O'Donnell Stadium II - Davenport, IA John O'Donnell Stadium II
But was lacking luxury boxes and other "amenities" that all real baseball fans need (wink, wink).
So the classic structure was ripped down after the 2003 season and the new park was ready for the '04 season. /qc/newjod.htm   (385 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Sport - Bainfield keep it in the family for Cup opener
The introduction of the younger Ross is at the expense of Neil Butters and a formation shuffle by team manager John Bell includes the creation of a teenage back-end in the shape of Chris Steven and Paul ODonnell.
The strength of the Portobello challenge is diminished on paper by the absence of regulars John Storrier, David Hoskin, Keith Taylor and Tony McLaren but team boss Willie Paul has assembled a competitive bunch that includes a return to the limelight for Gordon Bold and himself.
Bainfield face Portobello in a city derby battle now taking place on local territory with the two Premier League clubs heading for the Milton Road indoor stadium after SIBA officials switched the venue from East Lothian to Edinburgh IBC. /sport.cfm?id=213912005   (385 words)

 Swing drop seesaw battle - OurSports Central
The Swing of the Quad Cities battled hard Wednesday night, but in the end Clinton had the answer, rallying to defeat the home team, 10-7, in ten innings at John O'Donnell Stadium.
The winning pitcher for Clinton (19-21, 57-53) was John Lujan (3-3), who allowed only one hit while shutting down the Swing offense over the final four innings of the ballgame.
The comeback was not the first of the ballgame, as Quad Cities had already battled back in what looked to be another Swing come-from-behind victory in the making. /services/releases?id=3204183   (635 words)

Awesome, amazing and impressive seemed to be the words of the day Sunday as thousands of Quad-Citians got their first look at the renovated John O'Donnell Stadium -- home of the Class A Midwest League Swing of the Quad Cities.
Lines wrapped halfway around the stadium for several hours as excited baseball fans waited for their chance to get a tour of the facility.
4-year-old Gavin Milder, left, laughs at Clyde, the mascot of the Swing of the Quad Cities, while little brother Aleks, 2, runs for cover behind dad Randy's legs. /archives/qco/sections.cgi?prcss=display&id=192944   (616 words)

 Encyclopedia: Centennial Bridge
John O'Donnell Stadium in Davenport is located just upriver from the bridge.
The five arches of the bridge are a symbol often used to represent the Quad Cities.
The tolls were removed from the bridge on May 2, 2003. /encyclopedia/Centennial-Bridge   (281 words)

 Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia
We also went to the Equality Rocks concert at John F. Kennedy Stadium featuring great musicians and stars, both gay and straight, such as Ellen Degeneres, Anne Heche, Melissa Etheredge, George Michael, Tipper Gore, Rosie O'Donnell, Garth Brooks, Kirsten Johnson (Sally on Third Rock) and a bunch of others.
It was a huge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) parade in the Mall (the big grassy area between the Capitol and the Washington Monument) that they have every few years.
In the Mall the next day Clinton spoke along with other stars who didn't make it for the concert. /travel/wdc.html   (281 words)
Regardless of who buys the rights, the name of John ODonnell, the longtime sports editor of a QUAD-CITY TIMES predecessor, will in some way continue to be associated with the stadium, Malin said.
Total project costs for the major phase of renovation set to start Sept. 1 came in at $13.8 million, according to preliminary identification of the winning bidders for 33 contracts that will be awarded to firms working on the ballpark.
That means the project will be short $2.45 million, according to a memo from City Administrator Craig Malin to aldermen. /print.php?story_id=1016426&doc=   (763 words)

 Radisson Hotels & Resorts - Radisson Quad City Plaza
The Radisson Quad City Plaza, located just across from the Mississippi River, is a convenient base for enjoying bike paths along the river, Rhythm City Casino or events at John O'Donnell Stadium and Quad City Sports Center.
Steaks, pasta and regional dishes are among the specialties served at Brady Street Chophouse, an exhibition-style restaurant at the Radisson Quad City Plaza.
The ideal location for a wide variety of meetings and social events, the Radisson Quad City Plaza hotel features 7,800 square feet of conference and banquet facilities equipped with the latest technology. /davenportia   (451 words)

 Rare Sports Films - Vintage Baseball Video Sports Auto Racing Events
Along with those Bills already mentioned above, you'll see action shots of others on the team, such as John Tracey, rookie Joe Auer, Al Bemiller, Butch Byrd, Hagood Clarke, George Saimes, Ernie Warlick, Paul Maguire, Harry Jacobs, Bobby Smith, Booker Edgerson, Gene Sykes, Joe O'Donnell, Mike Stratton, Ed Rutkowski and Wray Carlton.
Included on this tape are highlights of every game of the Buffalo Bills 1964 ALF Championship season, including the 20-7 Championship game vs the Chargers at old War Memorial Stadium!
At the end of the film, you'll hear a special message from young Daryle Lamonica urging you to get your Bills season tickets for 1965! /1964_buffalo_highlights.html   (451 words)

 Lansing Lugnuts Game Summary
DAVENPORT, IA- The Lugnuts(13-11) had problems with their control early on with their matchup with the Swing of the Quad Cities(12-12), watching the Swing walk their way to an early 4-0 lead and eventually capturing a 6-2 win in the series opener at John O'Donnell Stadium.
But the Swing got another pair in the bottom of the fifth on RBI's from Peterson on a fielders choice and a RBI single by Garcia, making it 6-2.
In the first inning, the Swing used four walks by starter Billy Petrick to jump out to a 4-0 lead. /press_box/press_release_archive/5_3_04.html   (451 words)

John O'Donnell Stadium - 209 S Gaines - Davenport Iowa - Admission $9 Box Seats, $7 Adults, $5 Seniors and children 3-12 yrs.
Rock Island, Illinois - 10:00 - 5:00 M,T,W,T,F,S and Sun 1:00 - 5:00 Call 786-7336 for information.
- Moline, Illinois - Call for Ticket Reservations 309-762-6610 - Tickets $12, $8 - /CALENDAR/april.htm   (5539 words)

 2004 Midwest League Season
The Swing of the Quad Cities changed their name (from Quad City River Bandits) and rebuilt John O'Donnell Stadium.
The Dayton Dragons replaced the scoreboard at Fifth Third Field.
The MWL has teams in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. /years/2004   (236 words)

 Post-Crescent - Rattlers finally break through
Behind three hits from Marshall Hubbard, Wisconsin defeated the Swing of the Quad Cities 11-3 at John ODonnell Stadium in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday.
Leadoff hitter Sebastien Boucher was the only Wisconsin player not to drive in a run.
On deck: Wisconsin and Quad Cities conclude the series today at 7 p.m. /postcrescent/sports/archive/sports_21620906.shtml   (236 words)

 Swing of the Quad Cities: Welcome!
The 2005 Swing schedule at John ODonnell Stadium features a total of 34 weekend and holiday dates, along with seven home games with the Peoria Chiefs, the new affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
The Swing of the Quad Cities will open the home portion of the 2005 season — the Swing’s first as an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals — on Friday, April 15, when they begin a three-game series with the Clinton LumberKings.
The Swing had been affiliated with the Minnesota Twins from 1999 through 2004. /?entry=1106   (236 words)

 Kevin Dubrow and Jani Lane
The Swing of the Quad Cities play a double-header next door at John O'Donnell Stadium.
Catching Kevin Dubrow of Quiet Riot and Jani Lane of Warrant at
Dubrow with some of the ladies from The Links Gentlemen's Club. /2004-05-09   (110 words)

 Davenport, Iowa in the Midwest League
John O'Donnell Stadium (built 1933; rebuilt several times)
The Quad City team history's a lot like the big league Angels, with whom they've usually been affiliated: They've usually had a competitive nine, but rarely a championship caliber squad.
My sources have some minor disagreements about the Davenport/Quad Cities name change; I've seen references to QC for the 1960 season, and to Davenport for the 1961 season. /cities/davenport/index.html   (320 words)

 The Hawk Eye Newspaper
DAVENPORT — Matt Scherer kept the Swing of the Quad Cities in a nailbiter early and the Swing offense acted up over the late going as Quad Cities cruised to an 8–1 Midwest League victory over the Burlington Bees Sunday afternoon at John O'Donnell Stadium.
Quad Cities (26–18) added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, when Stavinoha — who had three hits — drew a leadoff walk from Cota.
The blast was Verbryke's eighth of the season, and only the Swing's seventh since their four–home run outburst July 17 at Dayton. /features/bees/bees1_0808.html   (566 words)

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