Liberty Announce 2003 Schedule

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2003 – Today the New York Liberty announced its 2003 regular season schedule. The schedule, featuring 34 regular season contests, 17 home and 17 away, is highlighted by the return of the WNBA All-Star Game to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, July 12.

The defending Eastern Conference Champions open the regular season with back to back contests, on the road against the Cleveland Rockers on May 31, followed by a rematch of last years Eastern Conference Finals in the team’s home opener against the Washington Mystics at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

“As we enter our seventh season, the New York Liberty remains singularly focused on our goal – that’s to bring the WNBA Championship to New York,” said Carol Blazejowski, New York Liberty Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We look forward to hosting the WNBA All-Star Game at the Garden for the second time, and to providing our fans with the competitive basketball and fun-filled atmosphere that makes the Liberty experience so special.”

On Saturday, June 14, the Liberty, led by fifth year coach Richie Adubato, will host the defending WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks, in their only meeting of the season. On Wednesday, June 18, the team will travel to the WNBA’s newest home in Uncasville, Connecticut, to compete against the Connecticut Sun, formerly the Orlando Miracle.

“We continue to work hard this off-season so we can hit the ground running with the opening tip-off of 2003,” said four-time WNBA All-Star and Liberty Team Captain Teresa Weatherspoon. “There’s no question that we have the best fans in the League – and all of us involved with the Liberty are committed to working together to be successful. We can’t wait to get started.”

Individual game tickets will be on-sale beginning Tuesday, March 18th at 5:00pm and can be purchased by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX. In addition, tickets will be available at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, at the WIZ store locations and online at nyliberty.com. To purchase a ticket plan, please call (212) 465-6073 and for Group Sales call (212) 465-6080.

The New York Liberty basketball team, in its seventh year of operation with the 2003 season, is part of the Madison Square Garden, L.P. Cablevision Systems Corporation owns a controlling interest in the MSG L.P., which also include the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the Hartford Wolfpack (American Hockey League), the MSG Network, Fox Sports New York and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.

2003 New York Liberty Schedule

Date Day Opponent **Eastern Time**
MAY
May 31 Saturday @ Cleveland 1:00pm
JUNE
June 1 Sunday Washington 4:00pm
June 6 Friday @ Minnesota 8:00pm
June 7 Saturday @ Indiana 8:00pm
June 10 Tuesday Cleveland 7:30pm
June 14 Saturday Los Angeles 4:00pm
June 17 Tuesday Sacramento 7:30pm
June 20 Friday @ Detroit 7:30pm
June 22 Sunday Charlotte 4:00pm
June 25 Wednesday Phoenix 7:30pm
June 27 Friday Detroit 7:30pm
JULY
July 1 Tuesday Connecticut 8:00pm
July 6 Sunday @ Connecticut 4:00pm
July 10 Thursday @ Indiana 8:00pm
July 15 Tuesday Washington 7:30pm
July 18 Friday Charlotte 7:30pm
July 20 Sunday Indiana 4:00pm
July 23 Wednesday @ Seattle 3:00pm
July 24 Thursday @ Sacramento 10:00pm
July 26 Saturday @ Houston 4:00pm
July 29 Tuesday @ Phoenix 10:00pm
AUGUST
August 1 Friday Detroit 7:30pm
August 3 Sunday Cleveland 4:00pm
August 5 Tuesday San Antonio 7:30pm
August 7 Thursday @ Charlotte 7:00pm
August 9 Saturday @ Washington 4:00pm
August 10 Sunday @ Detroit 7:30pm
August 12 Tuesday @ Connecticut 7:00pm
August 14 Thursday Houston 8:00pm
August 16 Saturday Connecticut 4:00pm
August 17 Sunday @ Cleveland 7:00pm
August 21 Thursday @ Washington 8:00pm
August 22 Friday Indiana 7:30pm
August 24 Sunday @ Charlotte 6:00pm