Home Opener vs. Atlanta Dream Set for Sunday, June 7th

2009 Washington Mystics Schedule Released

Washington, D.C. – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) released the league’s 2009 schedule today. The Washington Mystics will kick off the team’s 12th season on the road on Saturday June 6th against the Connecticut Sun at 4:00 p.m. Washington will host the club’s home opener on Sunday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m. against the Atlanta Dream. The Mystics’ annual camp day game for local children’s camps and groups will be held on Wednesday, July 25th at 11:30 a.m. against 2008 WNBA Championship finalist, the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Mystics will play the majority of its games on the weekends with two Fridays, four Saturdays and five Sundays. The rest of the contests are distributed across two Tuesdays, one Wednesday and three Thursdays. Washington will host the Chicago Sky on Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN2.

“We are excited to offer 17 regular season home games of world class professional women’s basketball,” Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. “We plan on making the 12th season of Mystics basketball our biggest and best ever and we are pleased to continue to offer the athleticism and entertainment of the WNBA at affordable prices. With a new general manager, a new head coach and coaching staff, five picks in the upcoming draft and an impressive roster of scheduled entertainment, 2009 promises to be a season to remember.”

The Mystics will have the second overall pick in the WNBA draft to be held in April. In addition, the Mystics will have the ninth pick in the first round, the 15th and 24th pick in the second round and the 28th pick in the third round. Washington recently added Rutgers University standout Matee Ajavon with the second pick from the dispersal draft of the Houston Comets.

In 2008, Washington experienced tremendous business growth and saw a 17% increase in attendance and welcomed 16 new corporate partners. Season tickets and partial plans for the 2009 Mystics season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1.

The Washington Mystics organization is dedicated to providing affordable entertainment, serving as an impactful community partner and maintaining accessibility to positive female role models. Supported by passionate fans, the Mystics are elite, hardworking athletes continually striving to win a Championship.

The following is a complete listing of the Mystics 2009 schedule. Home games are in BOLD. All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time.

For additional media information, please contact Ketsia Colimon in the Mystics Public Relations Office at 202-527-7540.

2009 Washington Mystics Schedule

Sat. 6AT Connecticut4:00 pm
Sun. 7Atlanta4:00 pm
Wed. 10AT Detroit7:30 pm
Fri. 19AT Atlanta7:30 pm
Sat. 20Chicago7:00 pm
Thu. 25Phoenix7:00 pm
Sat. 27AT Chicago8:00 pm
Tue. 30AT San Antonio8:00 pm
Fri. 3AT Atlanta7:30 pm
Tue. 7AT Minnesota8:00 pm
Sat. 11Los Angeles7:00 pm
Wed. 15San Antonio11:30 am
Sat. 18New York7:00 pm
Tue. 21Indiana7:00 pm
Thu. 23Chicago7:00 pmESPN2
Sun. 26Sacramento4:00 pm
Tue. 28AT Indiana7:00 pm
Thu. 30AT New York7:30 pm
Sun. 2Indiana4:00 pm
Fri. 7Detroit7:00 pm
Sun. 9AT Connecticut3:00 pm
Tue. 11Detroit7:00 pm
Fri. 14Connecticut7:00 pm
Sun. 16New York4:00 pm
Tue. 18AT Los Angeles10:30 pm
Fri. 21AT Phoenix10:00 pm
Sat. 22AT Sacramento10:00 pm
Tue. 25AT Seattle10:00 pm
Sun. 30Minnesota4:00 pm
Thu. 3Seattle7:00 pm
Fri. 4AT Chicago8:30 pm
Sun. 6AT Indiana4:00 pm
Sat. 12Atlanta7:00 pm
Sun. 13AT New York4:00 pm