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Rochester Raiders resurrected

Rochester, N.Y. The indoor football team Rochester Raiders is making a comeback.

Michael Benner, the teams president, and others are reviving the defunct team and turning the Main Street Armory into its new home.

The armorys 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 teams commitment to work with the Rochester Parks and Rec Department and Hillside Family of Agencies, but adds the community must support the venture.

Im asking everyone, city residents to county residents, to support whats great about our city, Warren said.

The teams first game in Marina Jeep Arena is April 24.

 

 
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