Thursday, May 17, 2012

Philly Roller Girls moving to Temple this summer

Philly Roller Girls, members of the Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA), and among the top 12 teams in the world, have announces their late-season move from the Class of 1923 Arena to Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

The girls will be at the Liacouras Center for four dates this summer and fall - July 14th, August 11th, September 8th and November 4th. 

“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 4th.  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. 
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