Assassination City Roller Derby
Date: November 22, 1963 The presidential motorcade rolls down Houston Street in downtown Dallas, President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie waving to the crowd of onlookers on this beautiful sunny day. The procession turns onto Elm Street, the crowd cheering on their beloved president. Shots ring out. The crowd erupts into chaos: screaming, running everywhere, ducking, crying. A secret service agent sprints to the presidential convertible. A blood-spattered Jackie Kennedy scrambles out of the back seat onto the back of the car, reaching out desperately for help.
Later that evening, Walter Cronkite announces to the world in a tear-shaken voice, "the President's been shot." This is the day Dallas became known as Assassination City.
Date: February, 2005 Deep in the heart of downtown Dallas, something is brewing. Is it a cover up? Is it a mob hit?
Assassination City Roller Derby, LLC was organized in early 2005 to combine the spectacle of roller derby with underbelly of Dallas' seedy and mysterious past. Our highly skilled agents come from all walks of life all over the greater Dallas area, but remain connected by the tragic turn of events that have forever branded our city.
ACRD is the downtown derby. You may not live downtown, but you have that downtown attitude: fierce, determined, competitive, unconventional, classy. Our mission: to wake the public up out of their complacency to bear witness to and join in the mayhem that is flat-track roller derby.
AdmissionBouts usually $12 in advance, $15 at the door.