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Modern Woodmen Park Is No. 1 At USA Today

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It was a social media campaign that took Modern Woodmen Park straight to the number one spot.
     
Quad Citians voted and made the ballpark the best minor league field in the nation on the USA Today poll.

City leaders say an achievement like this brings tourism to the area, which already accounts for $800-million in revenue per year but it couldn't have happened without community support.

"Those last couple days of the city coming together, the social media, the River Bandits, everyone pushing it, it was something you could truly feel the community coming together and pulling for the win so it was exciting," said executive director of Modern Woodmen Park, Stefanie Brown.

To thank residents for their relentless effort in voting the ball park is letting them in for one dollar at Monday's game.
     
Also Davenport's Mayor Gluba says he will zipline across the park at Saturday's game to commemorate the accomplishment. The runner up was the "Louisville Slugger Field."
     
The tourism director there now has to display a toy John Deere tractor on his desk for one week.

 

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