Planners

The Quad Cities is the ideal sports destination

Sports events are one of the things the Quad Cities is best known for, so if you are planning an event, you can know we have the facilities and expertise to help make everything run smoothly.

What is the value of the Quad Cities as a sports destination?

We offer teams, coaches, scouts, spectators, and athletes an affordable destination that is economically friendly for sports events, athletes and families. We offer outstanding facilities & attractions that are comparable to other national destinations - for only a fraction of the cost. Don't believe us? Contact us today to find out just how affordable the Quad Cities is.

What kind of sports facilities are in the Quad Cities?

Top-notch sports facilities and playing fields - all professionally managed and maintained to ensure that they are ready at all times to host your event or tournament. From the Mississippi River, to indoor ice arenas, to softball complexes, to PGA golf courses, we have the facilities that you need to make your event a success.

How experienced are the staff in the Quad Cities at hosting sports events?

The staff at the Quad Cities Sports Commission, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau and our facility managers and directors are not new to the game. We have hosted hundreds of youth and amateur sporting events over the past decade, of all ages and all skill levels. We take pride in hosting you, and our priority is to make your event or tournament the very best it can be. We believe in working as a team!
The Quad Cities "Marvel Mob" is ready to assist your event with visitor guides, information tables, experience specialists and more.

How does the location of the Quad Cities benefit visitors?

We are centrally located in the U.S. and represent the largest metropolitan area on the Mississippi River between the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri. We are accessible by air via the Quad City International Airport with multiple departures daily to destinations nationwide. We are also located at the intersection of Interstates 74, 80, and 88 — and only a three-hour drive from both Chicago, Illinois and Des Moines, Iowa.

What kinds of accommodations are available in the Quad Cities?

We have 6,000 hotel rooms to accommodate every price range and every size event. Our sports planners will work directly with you to locate the perfect hotel, reserve a room block, and get excellent rates.

Does the Quad Cities have plenty of attractions for free time?

We offer a multitude of attractions that are family-friendly and provide entertainment for all ages and interests. Internationally-recognized museums, award-winning botanical centers, zoos, unique theatre, great dining and outstanding nightlife are just a few of the things in the Quad Cities that will occupy your free time. We can provide your group with complimentary Visitor Guides, and our certified visitor counselors have toured many Quad Cities attractions themselves — allowing them to give you first-hand, personal advice on things to see and do.

What about ‘Fun on the Water’?

Our Mississippi & Rock Rivers provide an excellent backdrop for our facilities, recreational opportunities, and are very attractive for water sports and fishing tournaments. Everyone enjoys our water ski shows, water parks, biking/hiking/jogging paths, in-line skating, and riverboat excursions.
The Backwater Gamblers offer a free water ski show twice a week during the summer, and are just one example of the many marvelous water-based recreational activities available on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers.

What kind of service is provided to sports event organizers?

The Quad Cities Sports Commission and Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau provide every event and tournament with personal, professional service that affords you the comfort in knowing your event will run smoothly, efficiently, and successfully. We offer onsite hospitality at all events, pre-event PR/media assistance, and a dedicated contact person within our organization that will be there to help you every step of the way.
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