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

With versatile venues, an accessible location located on the Mississippi River and affordable amenities, the Quad Cities regional destination is the ideal location for a sports event.

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

  • Explore QC Museums, family entertainment, river cruises, outdoor adventures, and live music venues.

  • QC Ale Trail is popular among craft beer enthusiasts. Quad Cities brewing history goes back as far as 1847 when the first brewery opened in Rock Island, Illinois. Today, new crafters have hit the market to create a scene that is vibrant and continues to grow to all corners of our bi-state region. Blaze a trail through the QC Ale Trail. 

  • Head to a baseball game right along the Mississippi River at Modern Woodmen Park and watch the High-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals go to bat.

  • Catch a hockey game with the Quad City Storm or Arena Football with the Quad City Steamwheelers.

Get a Planner’s Perspective

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

“Working with the Sports QC team was a very enjoyable experience for me. In hosting our NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship, the QC team was on top of everything. They are a great team to work with and really care about the events they are a partner in, which shows through their work.”

  Anthony Goetz, Championship Events Manager, NAIA

Find Your Perfect Quad Cities Facility

Facility Spotlight

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TBK Bank Sports Complex

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

Conveniently located off I-80 in Bettendorf, Iowa, the TBK Bank Sports Complex is a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility that serves a range of sports events. The 75-acre, 280,000-square-foot indoor complex and its accompanying outdoor sports venue can accommodate all kinds of events and tournaments. The indoor facility features a turf 11 v 11 soccer/football/lacrosse field, eight regulation-sized basketball and volleyball courts, four sand volleyball courts along with a team training area, fitness center, batting cages, and food vendors. Outside, athletes will find two lighted turf soccer fields, 10 lighted turf baseball/softball fields, and five sand volleyball courts. There are also concessions and 1,571 parking spaces. The family entertainment center has a full-service restaurant, 32 bowling lanes, 65 arcade games, two escape rooms, virtual reality, golf simulator, a sports bar and restaurant, banquet and meeting space and a two-story laser tag game. In addition, there is an in-house physical therapy center. Level II Fitness, a full-service, high-end fitness center provides members a top-level fitness experience and has the finest in trainers and equipment. The complex is a great place to host events from big to small. 

Modern Woodmen Park

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 High-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. 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 views. Families can also enjoy a variety of amusement rides at the park including a Ferris wheel, the Genesis Kidz Koaster, the River Rocker and a Carousel.

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose University

Sports Covered: Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Cheer, Dance

St. Ambrose University features an 80,000-square-foot Wellness Center with a 56,000-square-foot field house. Sports events have use of a 200-meter, six-lane track, pole vault areas, long and triple jump pits and four basketball/volley ball courts. The Lee Lohman Arena has a Collegiate regulation size basketball court with seating for 2,000. St. Vincent Athletic Campus features a full-size field for football, soccer, and lacrosse. Two synthetic turf all-purpose fields with spectator seating, press box, and concessions are also part of the St. Vincent Athletic Campus. St. Ambrose University is located close to shopping, dining, hotels, and entertainment.

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Joan Kranovich

Joan Kranovich

Director of Sports Business & Growth

Telephone: 800-747-7800 ext. 831