Rising floodwaters have forced the Quad City River Bandits to move the remaining games of their Midwest League homestand to alternate sites. Club spokesman Ben Chiswick says tonight’s game against the Lansing Lugnuts has been moved to Cedar Rapids.
Tomorrow and Tuesday they will be in Clinton, and then Wednesday they will be in Iowa City. He says anyone who has purchased a ticket, those tickets will be honored in those cities.
Chiswick says the issue right now is access to the stadium, as the renovation prior to the 2004 season built floodwalls that have kept the waters out. But, he says the access into the park and the parking lots are full of water, and that makes it unsafe.
The Mississippi River is expected to crest on Tuesday at just over 19 and-a-half feet and Chiswick says moving the games was the only option. Chiswick says they are used to quick changes, and you just move on, but he says this has been unique, as there isn’t much they can do.
Chiswick says the team should be able to return home when the next homestand begins, as they have an off day Thursday and then go on a six-game road trip.