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QC Baseball Team to Build Ferris Wheel on Riverfront
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Davenport City Council has approved an agreement with the owner of the Quad-Cities River Bandits for construction of a Ferris wheel outside Modern Woodmen Park on the riverfront.
The Quad-City Times reports that the 90-foot-tall ride will sit beyond the left-field fence. The lease deal was approved Wednesday.
Main Street Baseball, which owns the team, will finance the ride’s purchase. In his presentation to the council, Main Street managing partner David Heller said plans include a carousel along the right-field line and a zip line that will run from right to left field.
The concrete pad for the Ferris wheel could be laid in April and the wheel delivered and in operation by the middle of June.