Tickets to bouts at the league's former venues, hangars 27 and 30 at Magnuson Park, sold out notoriously quickly. The league says it's expecting crowds of 2,500-3,000 for Saturday's bouts, which would exceed the hangars' capacity. (The Key's lower bowl can hold around 5,000.)
Additionally, the JumboTron will be used to display the participants in
all their fearsome glory. And Saturday's bouts will feature
performances by DJ Boo Berry and belly-dancing troupe Skin Deep.
The only bummer is that the move to the Key will mean no more liquor
sales or beer cans, and thus a less rowdy experience than we would have enjoyed had
we been with-it enough to score tix at Magnuson.
(League spokesperson Josh Chaitin does note that "beer and wine will be available at concession stands" and that "the league is sponsoring the 'Crash Club'...a full bar/lounge in KeyArena that will be available to season ticket holders and major sponsors.")
Rat City Rollergirls bout, Key Arena, Grave Danger vs. Sockit Wenches, Derby Liberation Front Vs. Throttle Rockets, 5:30 PM, $19 adult, $12 kids. Buy tix here.