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- LA Derby Dolls bout for two between the Fight Crew and Sirens, plus souvenir pint glasses
- When: Saturday, September 28, at 7:45 p.m.
- Where: The Doll Factory
- Door time: Arena opens at 6:30 p.m.; parking lot opens at 5:30 p.m. Derby Dolls recommends getting to the Doll Factory by 7 p.m. for parking and check-in.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $28 for two general-admission seats and two pint glasses (a $16 value for the glasses; a $55.80 total value)
- $48 for two VIP seats and two pint glasses (a $16 value for the glasses; a $102 total value)
General-admission tickets are valid for standing sections and access to the outside restrooms. VIP tickets are valid for unassigned bleacher seating with access to the VIP bar as well as the indoor restrooms.
Customers are encouraged to dress for warm weather. Vendors are cash-only. Saturday-night bouts may not be suitable for kids younger than 13.
The Scouting Report
The Fight Crew and Sirens look to show off their speed and team chemistry on September 28, marking the halfway point along the path to November’s playoff tournament. Both teams rumble into this match-up hungry for a victory. In the season opener on August 10, The Fight Crew came up short in a hard-fought battle against the Varsity Crawlers; the Sirens suffered a similar fate two weeks later against the three-time champion Tough Cookies. The two sides now clash in a showdown to decide which team earns its first win of the season, and which gets saddled with the responsibility of picking up the entire league’s dry cleaning.
The Doll Factory
Reflecting their zeal and do-it-yourself confidence, the LA. Derby Dolls zip around a 100’x60’ banked oval track that they built themselves with the help of friends and family members. The track’s customized slope and elevation enables them to hit breakneck paces normally reserved for cheetahs that can afford their own cleats. Bout attendees can wander over to the factory’s Vendor Village for apparel and jewelry, food from the likes of Garage Pizza and Hot Dog on a Stick, and brews from PBR and Schiltz.
Although fans keep the air moving, the Doll Factory doesn’t have air conditioning or heating, so audience members should dress according to the season. Bout attendees can park their cars for $10 at Silver Lake Medical Center or their motorcycles and scooters for $5 at the Westlake entrance.
Recognizing the opportunities that having such a large track gives them, the Derby Dolls have expanded their community involvement by offering the venue for events such as the TwentyWonder fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.