2001 WNBA All-Star Game is Sold Out

New York, NY, July 13 -- The 2001 WNBA All-Star Game scheduled for July 16 in Orlando, Fla. is sold out. The total number of tickets available for the game was 16,906.

"We are very excited about the interest generated by this year's WNBA All-Star Game," said Val Ackerman, President of the WNBA. "We look forward to showcasing the world's best women basketball players to an enthusiastic crowd in Orlando, as well as to our television audience around the world."

Fans were able to purchase tickets for the WNBA All-Star Game through the league’s toll-free ticket sales hotline, 1-877-WNBA-TIX, at local Ticketmaster outlets and online at WNBA.com and Ticketmaster.com. Florida residents got the first shot at purchasing tickets from May 12 through May 25, after which time sales were open to all.

The 2001 WNBA All-Star Game will be played at the TD Waterhouse Centre, home of the Orlando Miracle, and televised by ESPN. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET. A small number of tickets may be available day-of-game due to last minute releases.

The WNBA tipped-off its fifth season on May 28, Memorial Day. According to a recent ESPN Sports Poll, fan interest in the WNBA now ranks fourth overall among professional sports leagues in the U.S. In addition to being the longest running women’s basketball league in the U.S., the WNBA was also the most successful league launch in sports history. During the 2000 season, a record 2.5 million fans attended WNBA games. In 2001, the WNBA’s extensive national television schedule has expanded to reach audiences on ESPN, ESPN2, NBC and Lifetime and the WNBA’s combined local, national and international television coverage will reach nearly 60 million viewers in 167 countries and 23 different languages .