Liberty Announces 2006 Schedule

New York, NY - December 21, 2005 - To guarantee yourself summer fun right now, follow these simple instructions: First, open your brand new 2006 calendar. Second, flip to the month of May. Third, circle Saturday the 20th. Because that's when the excitement begins! Today the Liberty announced its 2006 regular season schedule, which tips off on May 20. As a charter member of the WNBA in 1997, New York will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in the upcoming year.

The Liberty will begin its 10th season on the road when it visits the defending Eastern Conference Champion Connecticut Sun. The team will then make its home court debut on June 3, when superstar Lisa Leslie and the Los Angeles Sparks come to The Garden. Overall, fans in New York will be treated to 17 home regular season games in 2006.

“The 2006 season is our 10th Anniversary, and as such, it holds special significance for us – and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with all of the fans that made it possible,” said Liberty Senior Vice President and General Manager Carol Blazejowski. "As has been the case since our inaugural season, our goal is to compete for the WNBA Championship, and to continue to provide New York sports fans – those that are already passionate about the Liberty and those that will get to know us in 2006 – outstanding basketball in a unique, family-friendly environment."

July will be championship month at The Garden for the Liberty. The team will take on the 2005 WNBA Champion Sacramento Monarchs at home on July 6. Then New York native Sue Bird will bring her Seattle Storm, the league champions in 2004, to The Garden on July 22. The Liberty will wrap up its 2006 schedule by playing five of seven August games in New York, including ending the regular season at home on August 13 against Alana Beard and Eastern Conference rival Washington.

For the complete 2006 Liberty regular season schedule, click HERE.

It may be December, but you can start making plans for the summer right now! Liberty ticket plans for 2006 are currently on sale, and you can get yours now by calling 212-465-6073 or right here through nyliberty.com.