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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Quad Cities River Bandits will play at home this Friday for the first time in weeks.

The minor league team plays home games at Modern Woodmen Park, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport. But massive flooding this spring has left the home ballpark inaccessible. That's forced the River Bandits to play 40 of their first 43 games on the road.

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Team owner Dave Heller tells the Quad-City Times that he's looking forward to standing at the end of a makeshift ramp and greeting fans Friday as they enter the ballpark.

The team will open a seven-game homestand on Friday, taking on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in a four-game series before playing the Beloit, Wisconsin, Snappers in a three-game series.

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