Pre and Regular Season Tickets On Sale March 12

Liberty Announces 2002 Preseason Schedule

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2002 - The Liberty pre-season schedule will feature a three-game slate, including a home and away match-up against the four-time WNBA Champion Houston Comets, New York Liberty Senior Vice President and General Manager Carol Blazejowski announced today.

The pre-season will open with two road games, on May 10th vs. the Mystics at Washington, and on May 15th in Houston against the Comets. The pre-season will conclude with a weekend home contest against Houston on Saturday, May 18th.

2002 NEW YORK LIBERTY PRESEASON SCHEDULE
(HOME GAMES IN BOLD - ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Friday, May 10 @ Washington 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15 @ Houston 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 Houston 4:00 p.m.

The Liberty will begin its 2002 regular season campaign on Saturday, May 25 when the team travels to Los Angeles to face the defending WNBA Champion Sparks. The Liberty, which has advanced to the WNBA Championship three times, will open at home on Sunday, June 2, against the Miami Sol, in a rematch of last year's first round Eastern Conference playoffs. The 12:00 p.m. game will be televised on NBC. Last season, the Liberty won a franchise record 21 games, while also leading the league in attendance, averaging more than 15,000 fans a game.

Individual game tickets will be on-sale beginning March 12 at noon and can be purchased by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX. In addition, they are available at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, at The Wiz store locations and on-line at www.nyliberty.com. To purchase Season Subscriptions now, please call (212) 465-6073 and for Group Sales call (212) 465-6080.

The New York Liberty basketball team, in its sixth year of operation with the 2002 season, is part of 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.