Rome, N.Y. - The John F. Kennedy Civic Arena in Rome is filled with some hard hitting action this weekend as the 2019 Mohawk Valley Cup is taking place both Saturday and Sunday.
The roller derby tournament is hosted by Mohawk Valley Roller Derby, our local roller derby team based in Rome, and features games sanctioned by the Men's Roller Derby Association which count for international rankings.
Teams and fans from all over the world attend this event. This year several teams from Canada and one from Belgium are taking part this weekend along with a number of U.S. teams.
Mohawk Valley Roller Derby Captain Brandon Scherz says it is awesome that this event has been held the past five years right here in Rome instead of one of the bigger cities in the league, "These people will have to rent a hotel, they're going to spend money on food in Rome and are in the community so definitely bringing in some money for the area."
The action continues Sunday morning at 9:00 A.M. and is expected to last all day until about 8:30 P.M. when the tournament winner is crowned.
Tickets are $20 at the door.
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