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 regional destination with a team of professionals who stand ready to deliver.

Introduction

Quad Cities, IL/IA

Located at the intersection of Interstates 74, 80 and 88, the Quad Cities represent the largest metropolitan area on the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Louis. The Quad Cities International Airport has dozens of daily nonstop flights to 11 cities, as well as hundreds of connecting flights from major hubs.

Popular Activities

  • Popular activities include entertainment centers with laser tag, bowling, arcades, go-karts and escape rooms. 

  • You’ll also enjoy trampoline parks, numerous museums and fantastic trail systems. 

  • Niabi Zoo in Rock Island County is a public zoological park that offers 40-plus acres of forest preserve bustling with more than 600 animals representing 200 species from around the world.

  • The John Deere Pavilion is a popular tourist attraction featuring the story of John Deere and the company he made into the largest agricultural manufacturing equipment company in the world – Deere & Company.  Explore interactive exhibits, films, and big machines. Great for all ages.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

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

“The Missouri Valley Conference teams and fans love being in the Quad Cities for the MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament.Everything about it is top notch.”

  Patty Viverito, Senior Associate Commissioner, Missouri Valley Conference

Find Your Perfect Quad Cities Facility

Facility Spotlight

TaxSlayer Center

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

This 31,000-plus square-foot arena in downtown Moline features seating for 12,000+ offers ample parking, four locker rooms, six production room offices and a conference center. It also has 20,000 square feet of meeting room space and an 11,000-square-foot lobby.  TaxSlayer Center contains a regulation size court, full size hockey and figure skating rink, luxury suites, automatic video scoreboards with replay capabilities and PA system. The facility is home to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, the revived Quad City Steamwheelers of the Indoor Football League and the Quad City Storm, an SPHL team. The arena has earned numerous architectural industry awards and has hosted NCAA Division I college basketball games (including the Mid-Continent Conference men’s basketball tournament from 1996 to 1999) and several NHL and NBA exhibition contests. The arena seats up to 12,000 for end-stage concerts along with center-stage concerts. The seating capacity for theater shows is 3,000 and ampitheater shows can reach 6,000.

TPC Deere Run

Sports Covered: Golf

A nationally ranked golf destination located in Silvis, Illinois, 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 Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. The 18-hole course is a beautiful 7,258-yard, Par-71 course, and features a full practice green, 14,000-square-foot clubhouse, dining services, pro shop, locker rooms and 160 parking spaces. TPC Deere Run’s golf course was built on the site of a former Arabian horse farm and its design masterfully preserved the natural, rolling landscape along the Rock River, creating a championship golf course beautifully framed by oak trees and accented by small ponds and deep ravines. At this premier PGA TOUR property, TPC Deere Run allows golfers of all levels to experience the challenge of a course that tests TOUR professionals every July. Guests can take advantage of the facility’s short game area, full-service driving range, elegant dining at the Deere Run Grille Restaurant and a Top-100 rated Golf Shop.

Greenvalley Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Baseball, Softball, soccer, cricket 

The Green Valley Sports Complex plays host to several sporting events throughout the year. The complex features eight lighted softball fields and is host to International Softball Congress world tournaments and ASA National softball tournaments. It also features nine soccer fields, one cricket field, concession stands and two covered picnic shelters. It seats 800 spectators and has 750 parking spots.

What are you waiting for?

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Joan Kranovich

Joan Kranovich

Director of Sports Business & Growth

Telephone: 800-747-7800 ext. 831