The 2008 Sky schedule has been announced. The Sky will play 34 regular season games from May through September, with a break in August for the Summer Olympics. The team opens the 2008 season on the road on Saturday, May 17, against Seattle and the WNBA’s 2007 Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson. The Sky’s home opener is on Thursday, May 22 against the Sacramento Monarchs at UIC Pavilion.
The Sky will play three pre-season games, including an exhibition game against the Indiana Fever in Milwaukee.
The Sky’s regular season includes 20 games against Eastern Conference teams, with four games against each of six East opponents, and 14 games against Western Conference teams. With the addition of the new Atlanta franchise, the WNBA returns to a 14-team schedule.
Additional schedule highlights include:
The Sky will begin the season on the road against Seattle, returning home to play the next four games at UIC Pavilion.
The Sky hosts four Sunday games, including the September 14 regular season finale against the Houston Comets.
The Sky will play the newest WNBA franchise Atlanta team back-to-back the first weekend in June – on Friday, June 6 in Atlanta and on Saturday, June 7 at UIC Pavilion.
The Sky will meet the defending WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury on Friday, June 20 in Phoenix and at home the following week on Thursday, June 26.
The WNBA will break for the Summer Olympics in Beijing beginning Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 23.
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