Portland to Host Roller Derby World Championship
Portland will host the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association 2016 World Championship this week, as 16 roller derby teams from across the globe compete for glory on November 4-6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The current WFTDA World Champions, Rose City Rollers’ Wheels of Justice, will attempt to defend their title against elite teams from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Broadcast live on ESPN3, the International WFTDA Championship is a three-day event that brings together the most talented, highly-trained skaters and teams from WFTDA member leagues around the world for the chance to compete for the the title of World Champions.
Beyond the action inside the Coliseum, local hotels, restaurants and retail locations are poised to see substantial benefits from an estimated $1.4 million economic impact generated by WFTDA teams, officials and fans. View the WFTDA Championship video preview, check out volunteer opportunities and get your tickets!