Steamwheelers Return with a New Look, New Owners & New League!
August 16, 2017

Nearly a decade has passed since the Quad City Steamwheelers played their final game at TaxSlayer Center, but the future of Professional Indoor Football in Quad Cities made a huge step forward today. An ownership group with area roots announced today that the Quad City Steamwheelers will play seven (7) home games at the TaxSlayer Center under the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) League banner. The group is spearheaded by veteran Sports Executive Doug Bland, along with Bland’s longtime business partner Terry Dickerson and Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson. Both Bland and Nelson have strong ties to the region, as Bland was born and raised in Ottawa, IL, while Nelson spent his youth here in Quad Cities. Donnie Nelson is the son of NBA Hall of Famer Don Nelson whose NBA journey began as a standout player at Rock Island High.

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December 8, 2016
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TaxSlayer Acquires Naming Rights to Quad City Civic Center
September 28, 2017
TaxSlayer Acquires Naming Rights to Quad City Civic Center 
Rebranded Venue to be Named TaxSlayer Center 
September 28, 2017 – Augusta, GA – TaxSlayer, a leading online and professional tax and financial services technology company, today announced it has acquired the naming rights to the Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority’s 12,000 seat multi-purpose arena and conference center located in Moline, Illinois. The venue, formerly known as the iWireless Center, will be renamed TaxSlayer Center on October 1st, 2017. The deal, brokered by Impression Sports &Entertainment, has a total term of 10 years for a full value of over $3.3 million.  
“TaxSlayer has experienced rapid growth in the Midwest, and we’re thrilled to expand our presence there through this strategic partnership,” said Chris Moloney, Chief Marketing Officer, TaxSlayer. “Our company is about radically transforming the way people use technology, allowing our hardworking customers to spend less time on the things they have to do and more on what they want to do. We know our customers are passionate about sports and entertainment, and our sponsorships, including the TaxSlayer Bowl, are key to showing them what we offer and providing support to their local communities.” 
The Center has hosted thousands of top name artists and events including Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, The Eagles, Van Halen, Cher, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan. The TaxSlayer Center will be leaping right out of the gate with a strong concert line-up including Chris Stapleton, Matchbox 20, Janet Jackson, Justin Moore and Sir Elton John in its first six weeks under the new name.  
“Joining forces with TaxSlayer will help us broaden our exposure and bring major artists and world class performances to our community,” said Scott Mullen, TaxSlayer Center’s Executive Director. “Working with an established financial technology company also has great optics as we market our venue within the entertainment industry nationally.”  
The arena is also home base to two professional sports teams, including the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL, a minor league professional ice hockey team with its opening game for the 2017-18 season taking place on October 13th, 2017. Champions Indoor Football team, the Quad City Steamwheelers kick-off their 12-game season in March of 2018.
“We are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with TaxSlayer,” said Don Welvaert, Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority Chairman. “This new partnership is great for our community and will help us maintain our standing as one of the top mid-size arenas in the country.” 
The Quad Cities region is a large metropolitan area with a population of more than 470,000 locals spread across two states and five cities, including Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline in Illinois, making it one of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.