December 22, 2010
SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm will open its 2011 WNBA schedule in front of a nationally-televised audience on ABC on Saturday, June 4 in a noon matchup versus the Phoenix Mercury at KeyArena. This Celebration of Champions will include the team’s championship ring ceremony and banner being raised to the KeyArena rafters. The Storm will play on national television five times this season with broadcasts airing on ABC and ESPN2. Highlighting the Storm’s national television coverage is a KeyArena home game against Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.
Weekends will be busy at KeyArena in 2011 as 10 of the 17 regular-season Storm home games will be played on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The weekend matchups include a 2010 WNBA Finals rematch with the Atlanta Dream on Saturday, Aug. 13.
“We look forward to sharing another season of competitive matchups between the world’s best players at KeyArena,” said Storm CEO Karen Bryant. “The entire Storm organization has been working tirelessly this offseason toward the most exciting Storm season in franchise history, and I can’t wait to celebrate with the WNBA’s best fans at our home opener on June 4.”
The Storm will host its annual Dads & Daughters Night on Friday, June 17 vs. the Indiana Fever and the popular Kids Day celebration game is set for Tuesday, July 12, with a noon tipoff against the Washington Mystics. The remaining theme night schedule for the 2011 Storm season will be announced in the coming weeks. 2011 Storm season tickets starting at just $10 per seat, per game and deposits for group tickets and ticket packages are available online at stormbasketball.com or by calling 206-217-WNBA.
About the Seattle Storm
The newly crowned 2010 WNBA champion Seattle Storm is one of six independently owned teams in the WNBA, the world’s preeminent women’s professional basketball league. Established in 2000, the Storm is committed to bringing outstanding professional basketball to a diverse and rapidly growing fan base. The team also plays an active role in promoting literacy, health and fitness, support for women and girls and youth basketball in local communities.