Steamwheelers Return with a New Look, New Owners & New League!


Nearly a decade has passed since the Quad City Steamwheelers played their final game at TaxSlayer Center, but the future of Professional Indoor Football in Quad Cities made a huge step forward today. An ownership group with area roots announced today that the Quad City Steamwheelers will play seven (7) home games at the TaxSlayer Center under the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) League banner. The group is spearheaded by veteran Sports Executive Doug Bland, along with Bland’s longtime business partner Terry Dickerson and Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson. Both Bland and Nelson have strong ties to the region, as Bland was born and raised in Ottawa, IL, while Nelson spent his youth here in Quad Cities. Donnie Nelson is the son of NBA Hall of Famer Don Nelson whose NBA journey began as a standout player at Rock Island High.

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