Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls have passed the 10,000th ticket sold mark for this 2016 season, their 10th, crushing previous overall attendance marks. This season has also seen a new single game attendance mark record (1,316) and new presale records.
These numbers are not only great for QCRG, but are also among the highest within the modern era of women's flat track roller derby, which is played by over 400 leagues worldwide.
The Queen City Roller Girls have two games left on their schedule this year to push this number even higher: the final Lake Effect Furies game of the year this Saturday at 2 p.m. at RiverWorks; and the 2016 QCRG Cup Championship on June 10, which will see the Devil Dollies and Alley Kats do battle.
For the Furies, this will be their last home game of 2016 as they prepare their return to playoffs to represent Buffalo. They are under the Division 1 cut off currently, but will need a good result to stay there.
The Dollies are looking for their third QCRG Cup championship, while the Alley Kats are looking for their first.
QCRG PR Chair Dylan Powell stressed the sports obsessed culture of Buffalo, the venue at RiverWorks and the great fans of QCRG in talking about these new records.
"We have always had a great fanbase in Western New York, but making the move to Buffalo and having a world-class venue like RiverWorks has really helped us grow. We have some of the best fans in all of Women's Flat Track Roller Derby, and we as a league are committed to showing our fans we appreciate them by increasing our skill on the track and their experience at our games."
Doors open for the game this Saturday at 1 p.m. First whistle is at 2 p.m.
Find tickets and ticket packages at http://www.qcrg.net/tickets/.
Founded in 2006, the Queen City Roller Girls are Western New York's premier Women's Flat Track roller derby league. The skater-owned and operated league consists of three home teams and a travel team representing the Buffalo area in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA - the Lake Effect Furies), a travel B Team and a junior league.
Since its inception, the mission of Queen City Roller Girls has always been to provide opportunities for athleticism, camaraderie and self-expression. Founded and supported entirely through the efforts of nonpaid skaters, officials and volunteers, QCRG has grown to over 150 members and continues to grow throughout the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Visit www.qcrg.net to find out more about "your local derby girls."