The WNBA will tip off its twenty fifth season on Could 14 with groups returning to their house arenas following a season within the bubble in Bradenton, Florida, the league introduced on Tuesday.
All 12 groups might be in motion on the opening weekend, with two video games that includes matchups between former MVPs.
Every crew will play 32 video games throughout the common season, which is scheduled to finish on September 19.
The league will go on hiatus from July 15 by way of August 11 to permit gamers to participate within the Tokyo Olympics.
“As we tip-off this historic season with groups returning to play of their house markets, we have a good time the impression the WNBA has made on generations of younger and various athletes and on sports activities and society since 1997,” WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert stated.
“Along with our followers and companions, we sit up for how the excellent athletes of the WNBA will proceed to supply the very best girls’s basketball on the planet whereas additionally driving change, striving for justice and equality, and impacting future generations.”
Main off the season within the first recreation on Could 14 would be the New York Liberty and the No 1 general draft choose in 2020, Sabrina Ionescu, as they host the Indiana Fever at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn.
Different video games that evening characteristic the Connecticut Solar at Atlanta Dream, Phoenix Mercury at Minnesota Lynx, and the Dallas Wings on the Los Angeles Sparks.
Motion on Could 15 features a assembly between the Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics, that includes former MVPs Candace Parker and Elena Delle Donne. Will probably be the debut with Chicago for Parker, previously of the Sparks.
After that recreation, former MVP Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm will host reigning MVP A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces. The Storm will obtain their WNBA championship rings earlier than the sport.
The opening weekend will conclude on Sunday when the Mercury go to the Solar and the Liberty journey to face the Fever.