Mercury Announces 2014 Broadcast Schedule
PHOENIX - The two-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced its 2014 local television broadcast schedule, which will allow fans to see eight regular season games on the team’s exclusive local television partner, FOX Sports Arizona, or FOX Sports Arizona Plus.
The Mercury’s 2014 season opener on Saturday, May 17, against the Seattle Storm at US Airways Center will tip-off local television coverage, as FOX Sports Plus broadcasts Phoenix’s season launch. Last season, the Mercury’s opener garnered the highest national television viewership for a regular season WNBA game since 2004.
The Mercury will be featured on FOX Sports Arizona three times: Friday, June 27, on the road against the 2012 WNBA Champion Indiana Fever; Wednesday, July 9, at home against Seattle; and Thursday, July 17, hosting the Connecticut Sun. Those last two games lead up to the nationally-televised Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014, hosted by the Mercury at US Airways Center on Saturday, July 19, at 12:30 p.m.
Five Mercury contests will be aired on FOX Sports Arizona Plus, including the season opener and the home finale on Saturday, August 16 against the rival Los Angeles Sparks. Three of those five games are road contests, including tilts with the San Antonio Stars (June 7, Aug. 7) and the Atlanta Dream (Aug. 13).
The following chart displays the FOX Sports Arizona Plus channel for each respective cable or satellite provider:
Century Link Choice/999
Century Link Prism/763, 1763 (HD)
Cox/73, 1073 (HD)
DirecTV/686-1, 686-1 (HD)
DISH/Will change for each game (see link below)
Orbitel/29, 829 (HD)
Note: The DISH Network channel number will change game-to-game. Fans can use the link below for channel information prior to each broadcast: http://msn.foxsports.com/arizona/story/fox-sports-arizona-plus-channel-finder-121713
Fans can watch non-televised games through the club’s Live Access online broadcast. Fans can access the feed through phoenixmercury.com.
A founding member of the longest-running, most successful women's basketball league in the world, this summer the Phoenix Mercury begins its 18th WNBA season. Behind Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, the sport's two highest profile athletes, the Mercury's chase for the franchise's third WNBA championship begins May 17. Secure your tickets today by logging on to PhoenixMercury.com or calling 602.252.WNBA.