Friday, January 24, 2014

Detroit Derby Girls February 8th Double Header Will Have Fans Going Red

Detroit Derby Girls, Michigan’s premier female roller derby organization, will be hosting a double header bout on February 8th, 2014 between the Detroit Pistoffs and the Pistolwhippers, and the D-Funk Allstars and the Devil’s Night Dames where fans will be encouraged to wear red in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red Campaign.

Tickets available now at Tickets are $15 for adults before February 3, $18 between February 3 and the day of the event. Kids 12 and under are free, limit two with each adult ticket. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. on February 8th with a game time of 6 p.m. in the Drill Hall at the Detroit Masonic Temple at 500 Temple St. Detroit, MI. Afterparty is at McShane’s Irish Pub in Corktown and will feature a free shuttle to and from the bout so fans can park for free at the bar.

Slideshow: Star Wars night at Masonic Temple with Detroit Derby Girls.

In honor of American Heart Association’s Go Red Campaign to promote Heart Health during the month of February, fans are asked to wear red in support of the cause. American Heart Association representatives will be on site to answer questions about the campaign as well as hand out literature.

The first bout of the evening will pit the Detroit Pistoffs, hot off a close loss to the Grand Prix Madonnas, against the Pistolwhippers, now 0-1 going into this bout. This storied match-up is sure to have its share of hard hits from large squads of veteran travel team players on both teams in addition to debuts from several skaters picked up fresh during the mid-season Draft.

The second bout of the evening will square away the D-Funk Allstars versus the Devil’s Night Dames for another tight match-up, sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Some may remember derby from when it was popular in the 70’s. As it has emerged in its current comeback, there is still plenty of entertainment, but it is much more competitive athletic sport than the theatrical version of the past. The Detroit Derby Girls league is comprised of five intra-league “home teams” and three inter league travel teams that compete at international, regional, and local levels; their international level team is presently the highest ranked team in Michigan at 28th in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association rankings.

For more information about the Detroit Derby Girls, please visit

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