2010 Regular Season Schedule Has Arrived

New York, NY – December 17 – The New York Liberty announced its 2010 regular season schedule today, the franchise’s 14th year as a charter member of the Women’s National Basketball Association.

“As one of the WNBA’s original franchises, we are proud to be tipping off our 14th season at Madison Square Garden next summer,” said team President and General Manager, Carol Blazejowski. “We look forward to providing our loyal fans with a competitive, up-tempo brand of basketball, in a fun-filled atmosphere that has made the Liberty experience second to none.”

The season will open in front of the team’s home crowd at Madison Square Garden for the third consecutive year and sixth time in franchise history, when Hall of Fame Head Coach Anne Donovan leads the Liberty squad against the Chicago Sky on Sunday, May 16.

Highlights of the 17-game schedule at The Garden include two Friday night showdowns with two New York natives, beginning with Chamique Holdsclaw and the Atlanta Dream on June 11, followed by Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm on June 18. WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings and the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Indiana Fever will make their first appearance of the summer on Sunday, July 18. The league’s oldest rivalry will take place on Friday, July 30 when Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks make their only regular season visit. The defending WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury with WNBA MVP Diana Taurasi will invade The World’s Most Famous Arena on Saturday, August 14. The regular season will wrap in the Big Apple on Sunday, August 22 when the Liberty will host UConn alumna Asjha Jones and Eastern Conference rival, the Connecticut Sun.

New York is scheduled to be featured in two nationally televised games on ESPN2 next summer, that includes the July 20th game in Connecticut and the July 27th game versus San Antonio.

Liberty 2010 season ticket plans, beginning with just three games, are available now by calling 212-465-6073 or by clicking here. Individual game tickets will be available for purchase in the spring.

NYL 2010 SCHEDULE

MAY
Day Date Opponent Time (EST)
Sunday May 16 Chicago Sky 4PM
Friday May 21 At Washington Mystics 7PM
Sunday May 23 Atlanta Dream 4PM
Friday May 28 At San Antonio Silver Stars 8PM
x x x x x
JUNE
Day Date Opponent Time (EST)
Friday June 4 At Connecticut Sun 7:30PM
Saturday June 5 At Indiana Fever 7PM
Tuesday June 8 At Chicago Sky 8PM
Friday June 11 Atlanta Dream 7:30PM
Saturday June 12 At Washington Mystics 7PM
Friday June 18 Seattle Storm 7:30PM
Tuesday June 22 Minnesota Lynx 7:30PM
Friday June 25 At Tulsa 8PM
Sunday June 27 Connecticut Sun 4PM
Tuesday June 29 At Los Angeles Sparks 10:30PM
x x x x x
JULY
Day Date Opponent Time (EST)
Saturday July 3 At Phoenix Mercury 10PM
Tuesday July 6 At Seattle Storm 3PM
Sunday July 11 Chicago Sky 4PM
Thursday July 15 Washington Mystics 12PM
Sunday July 18 Indiana Fever 4PM
Tuesday July 20 At Connecticut Sun* 8PM
Friday July 23 At Chicago Sky 8:30PM
Sunday July 25 At Atlanta Dream 3PM
Tuesday July 27 San Antonio Silver Stars* 7:30PM
Friday July 30 Los Angeles Sparks 7:30PM
x x x x x
AUGUST
Day Date Opponent Time (EST)
Sunday August 1 Connecticut Sun 4PM
Tuesday August 3 At Indiana Fever 7PM
Friday August 6 Washington Mystics 7:30PM
Sunday August 8 At Minnesota Lynx 8PM
Friday August 13 At Atlanta Dream 7PM
Saturday August 14 Phoenix Mercury 7:30PM
Tuesday August 17 Indiana Fever 7:30PM
Thursday August 19 Tulsa 7:30PM
Friday August 20 At Washington Mystics 7PM
Sunday August 22 Connecticut Sun 4PM

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

BREAKING DOWN THE SUMMER

The New York Liberty will play Eastern Conference teams four times -- twice at home and twice on the road, with the exception of the Connecticut Sun (five games -- three games at home, two on the road) and the Washington Mystics (five games -- two games at home, three on the road). New York will face Western Conference clubs twice, once at home and once on the road.

Longest Home Stand Three Games: July 11 - July 18, July 27 - August 1, August 14 - August 19
Longest Road Trip Four Games: May 28 - June 8

By The Month
May 4
June 10
July 10
August 10

By The Day
Sunday 9
Tuesday 8
Thursday 2
Friday 11
Saturday 4

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