Last Home Bout for Roller Derby, Skateport Scheduled for Demolition

By KOLR10 News

Published 03/09 2014 03:17PM

Updated 03/10 2014 06:42AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Final roller derby bout marks the end of an era as Skateport closes its doors.

The Springfield Roller Girls are to host their last home bout against the Mo-Kan Roller Girlz of Joplin Mar. 9 at 6 pm.

With Skateport scheduled to be torn down later this year; this will be their first and last home bout of the season at the almost 40-year-old skating rink.

Skateport was founded in 1977 and has been scheduled for demolition later this year for road construction.

Due to the retirement of many roller derby veterans the team says htey are looking for new recruits. If you are interested in joining or attending any of the matches visit for more information.

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