The RiverCenter is a unique facility to the Quad Cities community. It boasts the most contiguous meeting/convention space and is attached to the Radisson Quad City Plaza which offers meeting space and provides meeting/convention attendees with sleeping rooms. The RiverCenter is marketed as a 100,000 sq. ft. venue and includes two large exhibit halls, 10 breakout rooms, executive boardroom and the historic art-deco Adler Theatre.
Originally built in 1983, the RiverCenter opened as a state-of-the-art convention center with an open industrial look. The original facility provided approximately 20,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space including the Mississippi Hall, Atrium, and 6 breakout rooms. Ten years later, a feasibility study was conducted and it was determined that the RiverCenter would be expanded.
The addition of the south building, a 49,000 sq. ft. expansion was completed in the fall of 1993. A skywalk connected the two buildings; it was the first skywalk in Davenport's history. The expansion continued with the industrial look and included the Great Hall south which can be divided in half by operable air walls, 4 breakout meeting rooms, executive board room and Kaiserslaughtern Square Park. Perry Park Green Space (lawn on 2nd Street) was completed in 2002.
RiverCenter/Adler Theatre Mission
The RiverCenter/Adler Theatre, a City of Davenport facility, managed by VenuWorks, is a multiple use facility that supports the City's mission of growth, development, and enhancing the quality of life by striving to satisfy its customers' needs.