Dream Announces Preseason Schedule
Dream to Host Washington Mystics in Tennessee on May 9

ATLANTA, February 18, 2010 - The Atlanta Dream announced its 2010 preseason schedule today, highlighted by a preseason matchup in Cookeville, Tenn. against the Washington Mystics on May 9. Head Coach Marynell Meadors returns to her coaching roots at Tennessee Tech to lead the Dream in the first-ever professional game at Hooper Eblen Center.

"This will be a special game for our team and our staff, not only because of my connections with Tennessee Tech but because several players on our roster have ties to the area and have played here before," Meadors said. "For me, it will be a really nice experience to walk out of the tunnel and onto the floor of Eblen Center in front of the fans that have given me so many wonderful memories."

The Dream will play two preseason games before tipping off the regular season. Atlanta begins preseason action on Tuesday, May 4 against the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena at 11 a.m. ET. The Dream then hosts the Washington Mystics on May 9 at Hooper Eblen Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. CT.

Current Dream Head Coach Marynell Meadors established the women's basketball, tennis and volleyball programs at Tennessee Tech in 1970. Meadors coached the Golden Eagles through the team's first 17 seasons, becoming the first women's college coach to top the 350-win mark at a single school. She was inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

The Dream roster also includes two former University of Tennessee standouts, forward Chamique Holdsclaw and center Michelle Snow. Tickets for the preseason game in Cookeville are available through the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or by calling 931-372-3940. Tickets may also be purchased online at TTUsports.com.

The Dream tips off its third season this summer at Philips Arena, with the regular season home opener slated for May 16 against the Indiana Fever at 7 pm. Season tickets and ticket packages are now available for purchase by calling 1-877-977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net. Individual game tickets will be available for purchase in the spring.

The WNBA preseason schedule features 15 preseason games in 13 cities, including four games between WNBA teams and the China and Poland National Teams. Click here for the full preseason schedule.