Venue Details

Kezar Pavilion
755 Stanyan St. San Francisco, CA 94117
415-831-6300
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Merrill S.
Red Velvet 128 events 60 reviews

It was a blast! I don't think that we would go on a regular basis, but it's a great show on an occasional basis,especially if you understand that the "violence" is like the violence in wrestling--well acted. The audience is almost as much fun as...continued

reviewed Aug 23 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Ken in Kensington
278 events 186 reviews

Roller Derby is as American as apple pie, and just as delicious. The Bay Bombers, the home town crew, gave and got their just desserts for their fans' delectation.

reviewed Aug 23 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Martha
79 events 20 reviews

The sound system needs to be improved, and it would have been nice to have some type of program, with a line-up and a brief description of the "rules". It was a very interesting, cultural experience! Fun.

reviewed Aug 23 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a slideshow http://www.top-shotta.org/bombers_slideshow/ of the San Francisco Bay Bombers.
See what Goldstar members are saying https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/arsd-world-cup-featuring-the-san-francisco-bay-bombers-chicago-pioneers-and-brooklyn-red-devils.html about the Bombers.

Description

Roller Derby has its roots in the Transcontinental Roller Derby in 1935, which simulated a cross-country roller skating race between teams of skaters. Over time, this race developed into the modern contact sport of Roller Derby. The San Francisco Bay Bombers are probably the most recognized team of the original Roller Derby franchises. The team name has been around since 1954, and today’s San Francisco Bay Bombers are carrying on that legacy. They skate in the original Roller Derby style, fielding women and men skaters on each team alternating on the track. The playing field is a masonite banked track roughly the size of a basketball court, unlike many new leagues that skate on a flat surface.

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