"WE BLEED GREEN” BOUT APRIL 22, 2011
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Long Beach Roller Derby returns to the Queen Mary Dome with an Eight Game Season on Friday April 22, 2011
Long Beach, CA - April 22nd 2011- Following the resounding success of their inaugural 2010 sell-out season, Long Beach Roller Derby (LBRD) is pleased to announce their return to the "Roller Dome" at the Queen Mary for the 2011 season. To honor Earth Day and recognize her commitment to the environment, we asked Vice Mayor Lowenthal to name our first bout. "We Bleed Green" is the name of the first game and will kick off the season on Earth Day, Friday April 22, 20ll, pitting the Terminal Island Tootsies against the 4th Street Retro Rollers.
This year promises greater excitement with the expansion of the league and a new banked track. Due to overwhelming community support and new derby members, LBRD has added a fourth team to its roster. The Belmont Hot Broads will make their season debut, adding another Long Beach neighborhood to the derby family.
LBRD is excited to unveil their custom built, high speed velodrome banked track. Weighing in at just over 11 tons, the new track will elevate the level of excitement and adrenaline of the game in a way that Long Beach has never experienced. With a full day and a large crew, the track will be moved from the Dome to the adjacent Harry Bridges Memorial Park on Friday September 30, 2011 for a seaside game under the stars.
Tickets for the events SELL OUT fast, so advanced purchase at the LBRD website, www.longbeachrollerderby.com is recommended. Grandstand presale tickets are $25.00 or $30.00 at the door. General Admission (standing room only) presale tickets are $15.00 or $20.00 at the door. There is plenty of paid parking available at the Queen Mary, or arrive for free on the Long Beach Transit, Passport C Route.
Long Beach Roller Derby 2011 Season Schedule
April 22, 2011 Terminal Island Tootsies vs. 4th St. Retro Rollers
May 13, 2011 4th St. Retro Rollers vs. Bixby Rollerettes
June 3, 2011 Terminal Island Tootsies vs. Belmont Hot Broads
July 22, 2011 Belmont Hot Broads vs. Bixby Rollerettes
August 19, 2011 Bixby Rollerettes vs. Terminal Island Tootsies
September 30, 2011 The Long Beach GALS vs. TBD
November 11, 2011 4th St. Retro Rollers vs. Belmont Hot Broads
December 9, 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP
“The expanded second season on Long Beach Roller Derby is a true testament to the community’s support,” says Moxi Skate Shop owner and LBRD co-founder Michelle Steilen, “we would not be able to grow the sport at this speed without the businesses in Long Beach and all the amazing fans.” LBRD would like to give special thanks to all of the individuals and businesses that have helped make the new banked track possible for 2011 season; Ed and Kelly Smith, Ryan Smith, Aaron Bostrom and the Neighborhood BMX Builders, 2nd District Councilwoman and Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, Nate Hudson and BA Moto Club, Suzanne Stasiak and Yann van Dijs.
The Dome is located at 1126 Queens Hwy in Long Beach, CA. Doors open at 7. Spectators of all ages are permitted, but please be aware that this is a full contact sport and there are some safety-related seating restrictions for younger fans. Full bar is available for fans over the age of 21.
The Queen Mary Dome
1126 Queensway, Long Beach, CA
Grandstand Seats: $25.00 presale/$30.00 at the door
General Admission: $15.00 presale/$20.00 at the door
Doors at 7:00pm
Game at 8:30pm
Spectators of all ages are permitted; we make this a family friendly event, but please be aware that there are some safety-related seating restrictions for young fans.
*Alcohol with ID
Grandstand Seats are elevated bleachers, lining each side of the banked track.
General Admission is STANDING ROOM ONLY on the North corner of the track.