WNBA Franchise History

Current Teams:
Atlanta
Dream

Chicago
Sky

Connecticut
Sun

Indiana
Fever

Los Angeles
Sparks

Minnesota
Lynx

New York
Liberty

Phoenix
Mercury

San Antonio
Silver Stars

Seattle
Storm

Tulsa
Shock

Washington
Mystics




Team 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Atlanta Dream
2008
>>
Franchise opens operations
in 2008

Charlotte Sting
1997
2006
Franchise operates from 1997-2006


Chicago Sky
2006
>>
Franchise opens operations in 2006

Cleveland Rockers
1997
2003
Franchise operates from 1997-2003

Detroit Shock
1998
2009
Franchise operates in Detroit from 1998 to 2009,
relocates to Tulsa and opens operations in 2010
Tulsa Shock
2010
>>
Opens in 2010

Houston Comets
1997
2008
Franchise operates from 1997-2008


Indiana Fever
2000
>>
Franchise opens operations in 2000

Los Angeles Sparks
1997
>>
Franchise opens operations in 1997

Orlando Miracle
1999
2002
Franchise operates in Orlando from 1999-02

Connecticut Sun
2003
>>
Franchise relocates to Connecticut and opens operations in 2003

Miami Sol
2000
2002
Franchise runs from 2000-02


Minnesota Lynx
1999
>>
Franchise opens operations in 1999

New York Liberty
1997
>>
Franchise opens operations in 1997

Phoenix Mercury
1997
>>
Franchise opens operations in 1997

Portland Fire
2000
2002
Franchise runs from 2000-02


Sacramento Monarchs
1997
2009
Franchise operates from 1997-2009


Seattle Storm
2000
>>
Franchise opens operations in 2000

Utah Starzz
1997
2002
Franchise operates in Utah from 1997-2002

San Antonio Silver Stars
2003
>>
Franchise relocates to San Antonio and opens operations in 2003

Washington Mystics
1998
>>
Franchise opens operations in 1998



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