After a heart-stopping season-opener at the Class of 1923 Arena, part of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, Philly Roller Girls are thrilled to take its vibrant, athletic brand of sports to the world-class Liacouras Center for four dates this summer and fall -- July 14th, August 11th, September 8th and November 10th.
“Hosting bouts in the Liacouras Center--with its accessibility, professional-quality production values, comfortable seating and excellent sightlines--will be a great reward to Philly Roller Girls,“ says PRG co-General Manager, Jocelyn Jenik. “We thank our loyal fans for the growth the league has experienced during the last seven years: When we began in 2005, we welcomed nearly 3,000 fans yearly, and now we have the potential to reach 36,000 annual spectators.”
“It's a venue that will allow us to bring derby to more fans, which is important in a sports-minded city like Philadelphia,” echoes PRG’s Head of PR, Mary Dunham. “The Liacouras Center is a dream venue for us.”
All three PRG home teams will participate in the Liacouras Center Dates, which start mid-summer: July 14th, August 11th, September 8th and November 10th. The 2011 Warrior Cup-winning Philthy Britches, the Broad Street Butchers, and fan faves the Heavy Metal Hookers will be back in bruising form, facing special guest teams. PRG’s B-Team, the Independence Dolls and the all-star Liberty Belles will also compete for derby fans at the Liacouras Center.
Tickets for the double-header events at the Liacouras Center will be available through ComcastTix. Advance purchase tickets range from $10 for GA, $15 for floor seating and, $5 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free! Doors at 5pm, First bout whistle at 6 pm.
Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and see one of the most exciting, hardest-hitting, all-female amateur sports Philadelphia has to offer, now at the Liacouras Center!
Formed in 2005, Philly Roller Girls is a skater-owned and operated, non-profit athletic organization. Philly Roller Girls are proud members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association of America - the governing body representing nearly 150 all-female, roller derby leagues throughout the US. For rules and more information, visit (www.wftda.com)
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