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iWireless Center in Moline will be renamed TaxSlayer Center

Change to become official Oct. 1

The members of the New Kids On The Block perform during a concert at the iWireless center in Moline, Ill. in April 2009. (Gazette file photo)
The members of the New Kids On The Block perform during a concert at the iWireless center in Moline, Ill. in April 2009. (Gazette file photo)

MOLINE, Ill. — The iWireless Center in Moline will be renamed the TaxSlayer Center on Oct. 1, representatives announced Thursday.

TaxSlayer, a Georgia-based provider of tax and financial services, announced the renaming rights deal in a news release. The renaming will cover the Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority’s 12,000-seat arena and conference center in Moline, which was opened in May 1993 as The MARK of the Quad Cities before being renamed the iWireless Center in July 2007.

The TaxSlayer deal is for a 10-year term at a total cost of $3.3 million, representatives said.

The arena has hosted several major concerts since its opening, including Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, the Eagles, Van Halen, Cher, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan. Upcoming concerts include Chris Stapleton, Matchbox 20, Janet Jackson, Justin Moore and Sir Elton John.

The facility is also home to two professional sports teams: The Quad City Mallards, a minor league professional hockey team, and the Quad City Steamwheelers of the Champions Indoor Football League.

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