Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
QC Waterfront Convention Center logo.jpg
QC Waterfront Convention Ctr E.jpg
Address 2021 State Street
Location Bettendorf, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′29″N 90°30′16″W / 41.524861°N 90.504542°W / 41.524861; -90.504542Coordinates: 41°31′29″N 90°30′16″W / 41.524861°N 90.504542°W / 41.524861; -90.504542
Owner City of Bettendorf
Built 2006-2008
Opened January 24, 2009
Construction cost
$20 million[1]
Enclosed space
 • Total space 24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2)
 • Ballroom 15,000 sq ft (1,400 m2)

The Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center is a convention center located in Bettendorf, Iowa, United States.

The name for the facility in the development stages was the Bettendorf Events Center. A ground breaking ceremony for the center was held on October 6, 2006.[2] Construction was delayed in late 2006 because the project was $2 million over budget and the Isle of Capri, who was to operate the facility for the city, was completing a marketing study.[3] Once construction got underway it was completed in early 2009.

The facility contains 24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2) of space, which includes a 15,000 sq ft (1,400 m2) ballroom and eight private meeting rooms.[4] The convention center is owned by the city of Bettendorf and is operated by the Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel,[5] which is connected by way of a skywalk.


  1. ^ Heitz, David. "The Waterfront prepares to roll out the welcome mat, opens Saturday". Quad-City Times (January 23, 2009). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  2. ^ Geyer, Thomas. "Bettendorf toasts riverfront development". Quad-City Times (October 6, 2006). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ Ickes, Barb. "Bettendorf event center over budget, temporarily delayed". Quad-City Times (December 29, 2006). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Bettendorf toasts riverfront development". Isle of Capri Casinos. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  5. ^ Allemeier, Kurt. "Bettendorf premieres Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center". Quad-City Times (October 28, 2008). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 

External links[edit]