MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) — UPDATE: In a news release, officials at the iWireless Center say the venue will change names to the TaxSlayer Center on October 1, 2017, part of a 10 year, $3.3 million deal.
"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."
ORIGINAL: In a news conference held Thursday morning, officials with the iWireless Center say the facility will be renamed the 'TaxSlayer Center'.