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Reactions To Proposed Bettendorf Sport Facility

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Reactions to the proposed regional sports facility that could go up in Bettendorf are mixed. The complex could cater to a number of sports including basketball, wresting and ice for ice skating or hockey, just to name a few.

Drawing in crowds of people from all over, something developers of this project say would bring money into the QCA.

"It generates tremendous economic impact," said Todd Raufeisen of Raufeisen Development. "The financial impact to a community is about a minimum of $23-million per every hundred thousand square foot of facility."

So we're talking $69-million a year from this project and he's hoping this new facility will do just that for the Quad Cities.

"We do a good job in the summer with the ASA and the John Deere Classic, lets have a facility to where we could create that type of economic impact 52 weeks a year," said Raufeisen. "This could be a game changer for the Quad Cities. We all know as parents, we've traveled everywhere from either wrestling tournaments, basketball tournaments, dance. Why not travel here?"