Chilly weather doesn’t keep Bandits’ fans away

It’s the start of a new season for the Quad City River Bandits and despite the chilly opening night, fans are ready for some baseball.

It’s been a long, cold off season.

“This is what we work for, so all the long hours we put in, now we get to get out and interact with our fans,” said Mike Clark, assistant manager for amusements.

It all leads up to this day, opening day for the Quad City River Bandits.

“It’s a lot of clean up here at the stadium, getting everything ready for the fans,” said Clark.

From concession stands to on the field and while you couldn’t find a ray of sunlight in the sky…you could find a line of fans waiting for the gates to open outside.

“It’s freezing, more like football weather out here,” said fan Joseph Pryor.

“We always have those die-hard fans, season ticket holders that come out in any kind of weather to watch their local team play,” said Edwin Moore, concession court manager.

While some decided to watch the game from the inside, others braved the cold. Covering up with coats, hats and gloves, all so fans could support the bandits. Even if it means bundling up.

“This is freezing cold, but we’ll still be out there cheering,” said Bandits fan James Browning.

The Bandits play at home again this weekend.