With finishing touches being complete, and some elements not ready until month's end, the BettPlex Sports complex will host its first event this weekend.

According to a local report, the $50 million recreation facility will host a 100-team baseball tournament beginning Friday.

A bowling alley and entertainment center is slated to open May 29, while a sports and fitness component will be ready June 15. The BettPlex also includes soccer fields and a hardcourt.

The 76-acre facility is expected to drive some serious economic growth in Bettendorf as out-of-towners travel here for tournaments. Locals can also enjoy laser tag, arcade games and a bar and grill.

It's exciting to see this kind of fun facility in the QCA.

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