Liberty Rolls Out 2009 Regular Season Schedule

NEW YORK, NY – December 18 – The Liberty announced its 2009 regular season schedule today, the franchise’s 13th year as a charter member of the Women’s National Basketball Association. The season will feature 17 home games at Madison Square Garden.

Returning from an Eastern Conference title run, the Liberty, with stars Shameka Christon and Janel McCarville, will tip-off the season at home for the fifth time in franchise history with a re-match of the 2008 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m.

“With the 2009 season on the horizon, the Liberty remains exceptionally focused on our goal of bringing the WNBA Championship to the city of New York,” said Carol Blazejowski, President and General Manager. “We look forward to providing the most passionate fans in the WNBA with the competitive basketball and fun-filled atmosphere that has made the Liberty experience so unique for the past 12 years.”

Some highlights of the season include Bill Laimbeer and the defending WNBA Champion Detroit Shock making their only regular season visit to New York on Thursday, July 2. Candace Parker, Lisa Leslie and the Los Angeles Sparks will travel to The World’s Most Famous Arena on Thursday, July 9. In consecutive match-ups, the Liberty will host Rutgers alumna Cappie Pondexter and the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, July 26, followed by Matee Ajavon and the Washington Mystics on Thursday, July 30. Sue Bird will return to her native New York on Tuesday, September 1 with the Seattle Storm.

The Liberty is scheduled to be featured in two nationally televised games on ESPN2 next summer, that includes the August 4th game at Detroit and the August 11th game at Los Angeles.

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME (EST)

Sunday

June 7

 

4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

June 10

10:00 p.m.

Saturday

June 13

8:00 p.m.

Friday

June 19

 

7:30 p.m.

Sunday

June 21

3:00 p.m.

Tuesday

June 23

8:00 p.m.

Friday

June 26

7:30 p.m.

Saturday

June 27

7:00 p.m.

Thursday

July 2

7:30 p.m.

Thursday

July 9

7:30 p.m.

Saturday

July 11

7:30 p.m.

Saturday

July 18

7:00 p.m.

Sunday

July 19

4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

July 22

12:30 p.m.

Thursday

July 23

7:30 p.m.

Sunday

July 26

4:00 p.m.

Thursday

July 30

7:30 p.m.

Saturday

August 1

7:00 p.m.

* Tuesday

August 4

7:30 p.m.

Friday

August 7

10:00 p.m.

Saturday

August 8

10:00 p.m.

* Tuesday

August 11

9:00 p.m.

Friday

August 14

7:30 p.m.

Sunday

August 16

4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

August 19

7:00 p.m.

Friday

August 21

7:30 p.m.

Sunday

August 23

4:00 p.m.

Friday

August 28

8:30 p.m.

Sunday

August 30

4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

September 1

7:30 p.m.

Friday

September 4

7:00 p.m.

Tuesday

September 8

7:30 p.m.

Thursday

September 10

7:30 p.m.

Sunday

September 13

4:00 p.m.

BOLD denotes home game | Asterisk (*) denotes ESPN2 game (subject to change)

Season tickets and ticket plans for the 2009 regular season are available now by calling 212-465-6073 or clicking here. Individual game tickets will be available for purchase in the spring.