Home Opener vs. New York Liberty Set for Friday, May 21

Washington Mystics Release 2010 Schedule

Washington, D.C. – The 2010 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) schedule was released today by the league office. The Washington Mystics will kick off the team’s 13th campaign on the road for the second consecutive year with a Saturday May 15 date against the WNBA Championship Finalist Indiana Fever. Tip-off at Conseco Fieldhouse is at 7:00 p.m. The Mystics will host the club’s home opener on Friday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. against the New York Liberty. Washington’s annual camp day game for local children’s camps and groups will be held on Wednesday, July 21 at 11:30 a.m. against the Atlanta Dream. The Mystics will play the majority of its games on the weekends with three Fridays, four Saturdays and five Sundays. The rest of the contests are distributed across two Tuesdays, one Wednesday and two Thursdays. In addition, Washington will host Indiana for an ESPN2 game on Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Mystics will again be on National television when they visit the Dream in Atlanta on Tuesday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.

“We are excited for the 2010 season and we are pleased to once again provide WNBA basketball at affordable prices,” Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. “The 2010 Mystics home slate will provide a little something for everyone as we pursue a WNBA Championship.”

The Mystics will have the sixth 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 14th and 18th pick in the second round and the 30th pick in the third round. Washington recently added guard Kristin Haynie with the sixth pick from the dispersal draft of the Sacramento Monarchs.

In 2009, Washington continued to experience growth and saw a 24.6% increase in attendance. The Mystics finished the season as the league leaders in attendance while increasing total ticket revenue by 20%.

The Washington Mystics made a return to the playoffs following a 16-18 campaign. Season and group tickets for the 2010 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.

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 2010 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.

2010 Washington Mystics Schedule:

May Sat. 15 AT Indiana 7:00 pm
Sun. 16 AT Minnesota 6:00 pm
Fri. 21 New York 7:00 pm
Sun. 23 AT Connecticut 3:00 pm
Tue. 25 AT Seattle 7:00 pm
Fri. 28 AT Los Angeles 7:30 pm
Sun. 30 Connecticut 4:00 pm
Jun. Sat. 5 Atlanta 7:00 pm
Fri. 11 AT Chicago 7:30 pm
Sat. 12 New York 7:00 pm
Sat. 19 Chicago 7:00 pm
Thu. 24 Los Angeles 7:00 pm
Fri. 25 AT Chicago 7:30 pm
Sun. 27 Phoenix 4:00 pm
Tue. 29 Indiana 7:00 pm ESPN2
Jul. Thu. 1 AT Phoenix 7:00 pm
Sat. 3 AT Tulsa 7:00 pm
Thu. 15 AT New York 12:00 pm
Sun. 18 Chicago 4:00 pm
Wed. 21 Atlanta 11:30 am
Sat. 24 Indiana 7:00 pm
Tue. 27 AT Connecticut 7:30 pm
Thu. 29 San Antonio 7:00 pm
Fri. 30 AT Indiana 7:00 pm
Aug. Sun. 1 Tulsa 4:00 pm
Tue. 3 AT Atlanta 7:30 pm ESPN2
Fri. 6 AT New York 7:30 pm
Sun. 8 AT Connecticut 5:00 pm
Tue. 10 Connecticut 7:00 pm
Fri. 13 Minnesota 7:00 pm
Sun. 15 Seattle 4:00 pm
Tue. 17 AT San Antonio 7:00 pm
Fri. 20 New York 7:00 pm
Sun. 22 AT Atlanta 3:00 pm

*All Times EDT