Roller Girls Resurrect an Almost Extinct Sport and Bay City Bombers Roller Derby Popularity Soars

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Attendance at Bay City Bombers Roller Derby grows to capacity

San Francisco's Bay City Bombers Roller Derby team is blessed with a loyal fan base for over 50 years, but for the rest of the world, Roller Derby ceased to exist after 1973 when it left TV, finally in 2001 the skating scene changed. Roller Girls in Austin Texas started a grass roots roller rink version of the well known sport after reading the web site at  
Over the past 9 years, Austin's idea took hold and includes over 400 roller rinks world-wide. This revolution in roller derby has raged across pop culture for almost a decade and the popularity skyrocketed attendance at the original Bay City Bombers Roller Derby by almost 500%.

"Game tickets sell out in 2010," Said Tim Patten from the Bay City Bombers.

In 1999, the BOMBERS drew 800 fans to home games at Kezar Pavilion and now the attendance is over 4,000, capacity.
Today, Flat Track Derby brings fans into local roller rinks, hockey courts, and halls around the world making the sport of Roller Derby accessible to millions without a banked track.
"San Francisco's Roller Derby skaters are heroes," said Tim Patten the brand owner. "Instead of complaining of all game-born bruises and battle scars , they complain about sore wrists from signing hundreds of autographs," laughed Tim. "The players love their fans. The capacity sized crowds and long ticket lines are a part of the modern BOMBER banked track experience", he added.

Roller Derby's future is bright. The BOMBERS thank all Roller Girls around the world who helped the San Francisco legacy to continue with immense support.

Experience the Bombers banked track roller derby on MAY 1, 2010, at Kezar Pavilion. Discount tickets are now on sale at

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