Derby Does Downtown – NRG Rocks the Fieldhouse!
“Derby Does Downtown”
Naptown Roller Girls To Play At Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis’ internationally-ranked woman’s derby team to take on Tampa Bay on April 20th
March 13, 2012 (Indianapolis, IN) The Naptown Roller Girls (NRG) temporarily move from the Pepsi Coliseum to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, Fever and the 2012 Big 10 basketball Championships for a rare Friday game on April. 20th.
The event, presented by Compton Strategies, will feature the internationally ranked NRG Tornado Sirens vs. the Tampa Bay Tantrums in a bout called ‘Derby Does Downtown – NRG Rocks the Fieldhouse!’. Both teams are members of the national Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
Doors open at 5:30pm on April 20th with members of the Naptown Roller Girls feeder teams playing an intra-league bout at 6:30pm. The main event is set to begin at 8:00pm. Tickets for the event will go on sale this Thursday and will be available at the Fieldhouse box office and all Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) outlets. General admission tickets are $14 in advance and $18 at the door. There will also be a limited number of floor level available for $20. Discounted student ($12), youth ($10) and military ($10) tickets will also be available. Season passes do not get you into this extra special bout.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Naptown Roller Girls to show Indianapolis what an amazing sport we have, “ said former skater and Board of Director’s President, Megan Bennett. “We’ve steadily moved up in the rankings and our fan base has grown as well so we have been looking to branch out and take on a bigger venue. Bankers Life Fieldhouse gives us that opportunity. Our current fans are in for a treat and we’re excited to add to their numbers after this bout.”
This temporary move to the Fieldhouse could not have happened without the backing and assistance of local event producers, Compton Strategies. “NRG events remind me quite a bit of the old Indianapolis Ice…they’re fast, exciting and just a lot of fun to attend. They’ve drawn great crowds at the Pepsi Coliseum and this is an opportunity to really expand their fan base. To play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a reflection of their growth and commitment to the sport. This will be a first class production and first class fun for everyone in attendance.” said Ray Compton, President of Compton Strategies.
“Flat track derby is an exciting, family-friendly and inexpensive sport that empowers women and showcases amazing athletes,” said Bennett. “Folks never leave without being impressed and they can’t wait for the next bout.“
(photos: Marc Lebryk)