On Saturday evening, November 7, 2009, the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is the place to be for sizzling action when the Naptown Roller Girls present “Whip This,” a special double-header roller derby event. Rolling against the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls team called “Code Blue Assassins” from nearby Bloomington, Indiana, Indy‘s own Naptown Roller Girls team “Warning Belles” kick off the first bout of the fourth season at 5:30 pm. The second match in the double-header starts at 7:30 pm and pits the Naptown Roller Girls “Tornado Sirens” against the Bleeding Heartland’s “Flatliners.”
|Watch this fast-paced video all about the Naptown Roller Girls at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana.|
Naptown Roller Girls Indianapolis events are family friendly, but you might want to bring some earplugs; the bouts are every bit as loud as you might think. If you’re not a fan, just go to a bout and see why this is one of the most breakneck of Indianapolis sports. You’ll be a fan way before it’s over. The girls already have a big fan club and you can become a cardholding member with no expiration by printing out a card of your own from their Pep Rally Member Card webpage. If you’d like to make it official, register your email with them online from the Naptown Roller Girls fanclub’s website. But be advised that the motto is, “Once a Naptown Roller Girls fan, ALWAYS a Naptown Roller Girls fan… Or else.”
You can purchase season tickets online here. If you buy season tickets, you become a Super Fan. “Super Fans” get “super treatment,” with the following benefits:
- Early entrance to the home season bouts
- A 2009-2010 NRG Calendar, complete with the girls’ autographs
- First choice of the best seats in the house
- The official Naptown Roller Girls tote, filled with goodies such as NRG buttons, stickers and more
- A customized badge with your name, which becomes your express pass for the rest of the season.
You can get tickets to the individual bouts from Brown Paper Tickets online, Strange Brew Coffee in Greenwood, Indiana, Out Word Bound in Indianapolis downtown, Indie CD & Vinyl in Broad Ripple Village or from your favorite Naptown Roller Girl. Advance tickets are $12 each, or at the door for $17. Indianapolis children under six get in free, and the NRG offers military discounts for $8 each at the door. Seating is first-come, first served.
Naptown Roller Girls Season Schedule
All derby bouts take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Pepsi Coliseum*
- Nov. 7, 2009: Bleeding Heartland double-header
- Dec. 5, 2009: Burning River double-header
- Jan. 16, 2010: Tornado Sirens versus Derby City
- Feb. 6, 2010: Tornado Sirens versus Sioux Falls
- April 17, 2010: Ohio double-header
Two other highly energetic events are taking place in Indy this Saturday: The 2nd Annual Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and the Burn-A-Thon in greater Indianapolis. A determined lover of fast movement could conceivable attend all three.
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