SDDD to Battle Arizona Roller Derby

San Diego derby Dolls vs. AZRD 2010 flier

To roll out the 2010 season the San Diego Derby Dolls are hosting Arizona Roller Derby on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a flat track roller derby bout. The last time these leagues faced each other was in Arizona early in the 2009 season where SDDD’s Wildfires took a landslide win from AZRD’s Tent City Terrors with a score of 185-62. This time both leagues are fielding a “mixed team” – a team that rosters both A team players and B team players.

SDDD is calling their mixed team the Wild Corps. This is a combination of their flat track all-star travel team the Wildfires, and their flat track home B team, the Hard Corps. Theoretically this is the first game for the Wild Corps as a team.

AZRD will be sending out the Bruisers, typically one of their home teams, that shares half its roster with their all-star travel team Tent City Terrors. As a league AZRD has a thriving home season with four teams that compete against each other for a championship title. Sending one of their home teams that has both A and B skaters gives an opportunity for skaters who can not commit to the travel team to still have an opportunity to play against other leagues.

“We’re really looking at building up a lot of our girls this season and getting them some experience traveling for the first time, as about half of them haven’t played in an inter-league bout before.” explains Rayna Rage of AZRD.

Are the Bruisers tough enough to get a win for AZRD, and tie the record of these two long time rival cities? Or will the Wild Corps be able to defend SDDD’s win against Arizona last year?

Tickets are available to purchase here; General admission tickets are $15; VIP tickets are $20. For fans that don’t want to drive, there is a party bus that transports them to and from the game via the Blue Foot Bar at 3404 30th St. San Diego, CA. General admission tickets for the party bus are $30; VIP tickets are $40.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 pm. The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. This is an all ages event with a full bar for 21 and up with ID. Please note that cash is needed for vendors, concessions, and Del Mar parking fees.

- Article by Kali Katt