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The MARK of the Quad Cities
The MARK of the Quad Cities

The MARK of the Quad Cities is a 9,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Moline, Illinois. It is currently home to the Quad City Mallards ice hockey team and the Quad City Steamwheelers af2 arena football team. The facility opened in May 1993 and has garnered numerous industry awards since that time. Both legendary and popular musical acts have performed at The Mark, including Elton John, Cher, Keith Urban, NSYNC, Shania Twain, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Hoobastank, Metallica, Green Day, Blue Man Group, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Chevelle, Rod Stewart, The Black Eyed Peas, Nickelback, Eminem , Britney Spears, Martina McBride, Aerosmith, Michael Buble, Hinder, Avril Lavigne, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Diamond, Chicago, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Mannheim Steamroller, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Rascal Flatts, and Kenny Chesney. The arena has hosted NCAA Division 1 college basketball games (including the Mid-Continent Conference men's basketball tournament from 1996-99) in addition to several NHL and NBA exhibition contests. The now-defunct Quad City Thunder basketball team played all their home games at The Mark from 1993 until the Continental Basketball Association folded six years later. Image File history File links The_MARK_of_the_Quad_Cities. ... Image File history File links The_MARK_of_the_Quad_Cities. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... The Quad City Mallards are an ice hockey team that began play in 1995-1996. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ... 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The arena seats up to 11,600 for end-stage concerts and 12,000 for center-stage concerts. It takes only six hours to convert the Mark into a theater (called The Theater at the Mark); seating capacity is 3,000 for theater shows, including Broadway shows, concerts and family shows, 6,000 for amphitheater concerts. It also makes for a cozy wrestling venue and did host the 1997 WCW Great American Bash pay-per-view. A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... The Great American Bash was an annual summer PPV in the NWAs Jim Crockett Promotions and then in WCW. After WCW was sold to WWE, WWE took over the promotion of the event. ...

The arena contains 31,000 square feet of arena floor space, allowing the arena to be used for trade shows and conventions; adjacent is 20,000 square feet of meeting room space and an 11,000 square-foot lobby.

In August 2005, i wireless (a T-Mobile affiliate) announced a 10-year agreement with The Mark and the Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority to secure naming rights of the arena. Many loyal Mark patrons were devastated by the news, but no name change has yet taken place as of March 2007. i wireless (formally Iowa Wireless) is an affiliate of T-Mobile, operating on the GSM-1900 platform. ... T-Mobile logo T-Mobile is a multinational mobile phone operator. ...

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Current arenas in the United Hockey League
U.S. Cellular Coliseum | Sears Centre | First Arena | Perani Arena and Event Center | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum | Wings Stadium | L.C. Walker Arena | McMorran Arena | The MARK of the Quad Cities | MetroCentre
Current arenas in the af2
American Conference National Conference
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum | Chevrolet Centre | Everett Events Center | Freedom Hall | The MARK of the Quad Cities | Qwest Arena | Rabobank Arena | Resch Center | Selland Arena | Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena | Stockton Arena | Times Union Center | Toyota Center | U.S. Bank Arena | Wachovia Arena | Verizon Wireless Arena Alltel Arena | Amarillo Civic Center | American Bank Center | Berry Center | Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center | CenturyTel Center | CityBank Coliseum | Dodge Arena | Ford Center | Germain Arena | Gray Civic Center | Laredo Entertainment Center | Tulsa Convention Center | Von Braun Center

  Results from FactBites:
The Mark of the Quad Cities (143 words)
The Mark of the Quad Cities is an arena in Moline Illinois.
The Quad Cities is an area made up of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Moline/East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and surrounding communities.
The Quad Cities is 3 hours west of the city of Chicago.
Encyclopedia: The MARK of the Quad Cities (1034 words)
The MARK of the Quad Cities is a 9,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Moline, Illinois.
It is currently home to the Quad City Mallards ice hockey team and the Quad City Steamwheelers af2 arena football team.
Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census.
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