Roller derby action coming to RiverWorks

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo RiverWorks will be adding roller derby action to the sports being played on the development with the news that the Queen City Roller Girls will construct an indoor track in the complex.

The roller derby group struck a deal with RiverWorks to construct an indoor track on the Ganson Street site. The complex will also include hockey and curling leagues.

Buffalo RiverWorks partner Doug Swift said, “This is the first actual purpose built roller derby facility in the country. We are really proud to be a part of that. It’s a growing trend nationally. Most cities have their own leagues and travel. It’s all amateur.”

Queen City Roller Girls are expected to renovate the former GLF grain mill for their derby action by January when their next season gets underway.

RiverWorks’ 60,000 square-foot indoor venue will include several bars and restaurants, as well as an onsite brewery located inside a former grain silo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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