Modern Woodmen Park is a minor league baseball venue located in Davenport, Iowa, United States. It is home to the Quad Cities River Bandits, a single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. It is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the shadow of the Centennial Bridge. Home run balls to right field often land in the river.
In 1971 the stadium was renamed from Municipal Stadium to John O'Donnell Stadium in honor of the longtime sports editor of the Davenport Times-Democrat, shortly following his death. John O'Donnell Stadium was renamed Modern Woodmen Park on December 12, 2007, after Rock Island-based Modern Woodmen of America purchased the naming rights to the facility. O'Donnell's name remains on the ballpark's press box.In earlier years, Modern Woodmen Park played host to high school football games.
For both the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Modern Woodmen Park won the coveted "Best Ballpark Improvement" Award from Ballparkdigest.com, the industry's leading publication.In the summer of 2007, portions of the critically acclaimed film Sugar was shot here, which included 800 - 1,000 people a night showing up to be extras. The movie follows the path of a young man from the impoverished Dominican Republic
as he chases dreams of baseball stardom in America.