After 108 years the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series and millions of Cubs fans are eager to get a glimpse of the trophy. The Cubs Trophy Tour has been on the road for over a month and the first stop outside of Illinois? Davenport, Iowa. That’s right. The Chicago Cubs World Series Trophy is making its way across much of the U.S. and it’s first stop outside the Cubs home state was in Davenport, Iowa. The event didn’t start until noon and by 8:45 the previous evening, people were already lining up. A sign posted on the door warned fans that only the first 500 guests would be guaranteed 15 seconds for a photo with the trophy. That didn’t stop the enthusiastic crowd from standing outside in the cold, hoping for their 15 seconds of Cubs glory. It’s estimated more there were more than 1,000 people who showed up. Smiles on the faces, “W” flags waving and “cubs chanting” filled the streets outside the River Music Experience where the trophy was on display.
Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch says he’s not surprised Davenport was chosen. “Davenport is filled with Cubs fans”, the Mayor said as he watched the crowd fill the Redstone Room inside the RME. “We were also the first stop for the Major-League Hall of Fame Traveling Exhibit.” If you missed your chance at the RME for a photo with the history-making trophy, Mickle Communications can take you inside all the action from the Cubs Trophy Tour including some very passionate Cub fans.
The exhibit left Davenport and headed to Iowa City. Tomorrow morning, it will be on display in Cedar Rapids. Later in the week the trophy will be in Waterloo and then Des Moines before returning to Chicago.