BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Catching a seat to see one of the Queen City Roller Girls teams in action has become one of the hottest tickets in town. The league recently surpassed 10,000 tickets sold, setting one of the highest marks for women’s flat track derby in the modern era.
“You always want as much people as you can,” skater Crystal Muzacz said. “You want it to be packed.”
All of the teams who operate in the Queen City Roller Girls association practice and compete at RiverWorks in downtown Buffalo. The facility is the first of its kind in the world built specifically around a roller derby track and has certainly help attract fans to the sport in the past year.
“With all the activity moving down to Buffalo one of the goals we set when we started was to be down in Buffalo and the heart of what was going on,” Furries skater Katie Bertel added.
The Queen City Roller Girls have been in action since 2006, and have grown to over 150 members.