MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 2, 2021) — The TaxSlayer Center unveiled building renovations and improvements at a private event on Thursday, July 1, 2021, as it prepares to reopen the facility for events without reduced-capacity restrictions. Over the fifteen-month shutdown, The TaxSlayer Center has made upgrades to the facility that will make it a safer environment for patrons.
The improvements and upgrades include a retrofit to automatic flush-valves and faucets in all public restrooms; bacteria-killing UV lights have been installed to disinfect escalator handrails; WIFI upgrades to support a new mobile-concession ordering-platform for contactless payment; installation of hand-sanitizing dispensers throughout the facility; and the purchase of electrostatic sprayers to disinfect seats and arm-rests along with new PPE inventory and several other COVID-19 remediation measures. In addition, the TaxSlayer Center completely remodeled and updated both their conference center and meeting-spaces along with their luxury suites.
“This has been a long time coming and we have used our down-time to complete capital projects that we couldn’t have done while the venue was fully open. Says Executive Director Scott Mullen, “We can’t wait to start doing full-scale shows and get more of our employees back to work.”
The July 9 TIME TO ROCK show featuring Dokken with a guest appearance by George Lynch, Firehouse, Jack Russel’s Great White, and Brandon Gibbs will be the first event without socially-distanced pod-seating. The center also hosted the Missouri Valley Women’s Basketball Tournament in March as well as fourteen local commencement ceremonies and a handful of conference-center events over the past four months.
There will be changes that people coming to the TaxSlayer Center should be aware of going forward. Below is a list of updated policies and procedures for future ticketed events.
TAXSLAYER CENTER UPDATED EVENT NIGHT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
NO BAG POLICY: Bags will no longer be permitted in the arena with the exception of a small 5” x 7” clutch-purse or a small diaper-bag if entering with an infant.
WALK-THRU METAL DETECTORS: Fans will be required to enter through a walk-thru magnetometer (similar to the type used in airports).
CASHLESS CONCESSIONS: The TaxSlayer Center will have cashless transactions to encourage contactless payment for food and beverage or retail purchases. Fans who are holding cash and do not have credit or debit cards can purchase gift cards at designated locations.
MOBILE ORDERING: Mobile ordering will be available to on our new Mobile Express platform. Fans can scan a QR Code, submit their order and payment info then will receive an alert on their mobile device when the order is ready for pick-up. This will reduce congestion and lines on the concourse and allow for faster transactions.
ENHANCED ARENA CLEANING: Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols are being implemented for all events in accordance with all CDC, local and state guidelines.
- All seats and touch points will be sanitized with specialized disinfecting equipment and electrostatic sprayers
- Increased frequency of cleaning
- Hand-sanitation stations are located throughout the facility
- All dining and hospitality spaces will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before, during, and after events.