Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center

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Address2021 State Street
LocationBettendorf, Iowa
Coordinates41°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
OwnerCity of Bettendorf
OpenedJanuary 24, 2009
Construction cost
$20 million[1]
Enclosed space
 • Total space24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2)
 • Ballroom15,000 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.

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