Unlock the Power of Multiple Destinations with a Sports Event in the Quad Cities

Positioned on the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities welcomes teams to experience a premier community and a team of professionals who stand ready to deliver.

Introduction

Quad Cities, IL/IA

Quad Cities “QC” is your regional destination for sports. Located on the Mississippi River, nearly 500,000 Quad Citizens welcome you to experience a premier community built with a passion for sports.

The QC offers a diverse portfolio of venues, hotel partners, unique dining options, attractions, and authentic amenities that will create moments second to none.

We are a dynamic two-state (Iowa/Illinois), multi-city metro area. Rich in sports history and transforming daily, the Quad Cities is the largest metropolitan area on the upper Mississippi River between St. Louis and Minneapolis.

Centrally-located within a six-hour drive of 37 million people, the Quad Cities is accessible, affordable, and is a market that understands the value of events in all shapes and sizes. We believe that sports inspire and leave a legacy in our region.

Sports QC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a division of Visit Quad Cities (the region’s official Destination Management and Marketing Organization). Charged with leading the region’s sports initiative, we recruit and host sporting events that drive a meaningful impact on economic development and quality of life enhancement.

Our sports pride runs deep, as does our healthy sense of competition and our love for sports. We offer outstanding sports venues and more than 6,400 hotel rooms. We are affordable and centrally located in the Midwest. Our interstate system and Quad City International Airport makes getting here a breeze.

Popular Activities

  • Popular activities include entertainment centers with laser tag, bowling, arcades, go-karts and escape rooms. You’ll also enjoy trampoline parks, Niabi Zoo, numerous museums, John Deere attractions and fantastic trail systems. There is plenty to keep the entire family entertained.
  • Besides the many attractions in the Quad Cities, there is also plenty of shopping at SouthPark and NorthPark Malls, Village of East Davenport and historic LeClaire. Cruise the river aboard riverboats and Channel Cat water taxis.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.

“2019 marked the 4th year that the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is being hosted in the Quad Cities. With each and every year the tournament returns to the Quad Cities, we fall more in love with the place.  TaxSlayer Center is a perfect home for our tournament and our fans enjoy the many options available for lodging, restaurants and entertainment throughout the region.  We have fallen in love with everything Visit Quad Cities has to offer.”

Patty Viverito, Senior Associate Commissioner, Missouri Valley Conference

Find Your Perfect Quad Cities Facility

Facility Summaries

TaxSlayer Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, ice hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, rodeos, boxing, volleyball, cheer & dance, wrestling, weightlifting

This 31,000 plus square-foot arena with seating for 11,000+ offers ample parking, four locker rooms, six production room offices and conference center. Regulation size court, full size hockey and figure skating rink, sky boxes, automatic video scoreboards with replay capabilities and PA system. Home of the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, professional hockey, and arena football.

TPC Deere Run

Sports Covered: Golf

A nationally ranked golf destination, TPC Deere Run golf course is home to the John Deere Classic on the PGA TOUR, NAIA Golf Championships, CCIW Men’s Golf Championship and the APGA National Tournaments. The 18-hole course is a beautiful 7,258-yard, Par-71 course, and features a full practice green, 14,000-squarefoot clubhouse, dining services, pro shop, locker rooms and 160 parking spaces.

Greenvalley Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Softball, soccer, cricket

The Milt Hand Softball Fields within this complex offer 8 lighted fields, press box, 2 concession stands, and moveable fences.  It’s a favorite location for the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournaments, NAFA World Series and Midwest Masters, USSSA/ASA Girls tournaments and more.  The complex also features nine soccer fields, one cricket field, a playground, and two covered picnic shelters. Seating is available for 800 spectators, there are 750 parking spots, and wireless internet.

TBK Bank Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football, lacrosse, golf simulator, tumbling, gymnastics, cheer & dance, wrestling, bowling, cross fit

Conveniently located off I-80 in Bettendorf, Iowa, the TBK Bank Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art, multiuse facility that serves a range of sports events. The 280,000-squarefoot indoor complex and its accompanying outdoor sports venue can accommodate all kinds of events and tournaments. The indoor facility features a turf soccer/football/lacrosse field, eight regulation basketball and volleyball courts, batting cages, and food vendors. Outside, athletes will find four lighted soccer fields, ten lighted turf baseball/softball fields, and five sand volleyball courts. High 5 Lanes & Games fuels your game with a concessions area, the Digs Bar & Grill with indoor and outdoor seating, 32 bowling lanes, arcade games and a two-story laser tag game. In addition, there is an in-house physical therapy center.

Modern Woodmen Park

Sports Covered: Baseball, softball

Located in Davenport, Iowa, Modern Woodmen Park sits right on the banks of the Mississippi River. The stadium is home to the Quad Cities River Bandits, a Class-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros. The ballpark has also played host to many collegiate and high school tournaments and events. The facility features 4,000 permanent seats and 2,000 additional seats on the grass and in the  picnic area. There is versatile meeting and event space with spectacular river and field views, along with an amusement park that includes a Ferris Wheel and other fun rides and experiences.

What are you waiting for?

Let Sports Planning Guide help you plan the perfect event.

Joan Kranovich

Joan Kranovich

Director, Sports Business & Growth

Telephone: 800-747-7800 ext. 831