Visit Quad Cities, the region’s official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), has reorganized and reimagined Quad Cities Sports Commission into the Sports QC Powered By Visit Quad Cities.

Sports QC Powered By Visit Quad Cities will continue leading the region’s sports tourism and overall strategy for sports in the region. Sports QC remains a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and division of Visit Quad Cities that operates as the official sports commission by attracting, hosting, creating, and facilitating sporting events, tourism, and opportunities for the region.  Initially formed in 1995, the Quad Cities Sports Commission was created to attract, host, and support the region’s amateur and professional sports events.  It was the first official sports commission in Illinois

“Sports tourism is vital to our future positioning as a dynamic region on the move,” said Dave Herrell, president and CEO, Visit Quad Cities. “We have not slowed down our sales & marketing efforts of this important vertical even through the pandemic, but it is time to reinvigorate and put some increased intentionality with this direction. We are in a competitive race against other communities in the Midwest and the entire country. The only way to be relevant is a meaningful private/public partnership to create more opportunities and value for the Quad Cities.  Sports QC will need increased investment, collaboration, and teamwork to grow and drive economic development, visibility, community programming, and improve quality of life.”

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