Rochester Raiders resurrected
Updated: Friday, February 7 2014, 06:07 PM EST
Rochester, N.Y. – The indoor football team Rochester Raiders is making a comeback.
Michael Benner, the team’s president, and others are reviving the defunct team and turning the Main Street Armory into its new home.
The armory’s name is changing to Marina Jeep Arena.
“Our team is built to help the city,” Benner said.
The Raiders played in the Rochester area from 2006 to 2010 before folding.
To Benner, that means a fan base that can translated into crowds of 4,000 people.
Mayor Lovely Warren applauds the move and team’s commitment to work with the Rochester Parks and Rec Department and Hillside Family of Agencies, but adds the community must support the venture.
“I’m asking everyone, city residents to county residents, to support what’s great about our city,” Warren said.
The team’s first game in Marina Jeep Arena is April 24.