The homecoming is the hard-hitting B.A.D. Girls' first bout in Oakland since last spring, when the city prohibited large crowds at their rink, the Dry Ice Hockey Arena, just days before a match.
Dry Ice managers completed the fixes, so flat-track roller derby is back in town.
More then 600 fans can sit on the edge of the track, or snag a couch on one of two vista platforms for a bird's-eye view of the first bruising of the 2008 season.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; the madness starts at 9 p.m. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. Tickets, available at http://www.bayareaderbygirls.com, are $15 in advance, $17 at the door.
Dry Ice Roller Hockey Arena is located at 210 Hegenberger Loop. Free street parking is available, but limited. Car pooling and use of public transit is encouraged. The venue is accessible by AC Transit Bus 50, which connects to the Coliseum BART station.