WNBA FRANCHISE RETURNS TO NETWORK FOR 10-GAME HD TELEVISION SCHEDULE

MYSTICS, COMCAST SPORTSNET SIGN DEAL

Bethesda, Md. (June 10, 2010) – In conjunction with Comcast SportsNet, the region’s premier source for television and online sports coverage, the Washington Mystics announced their 10-game regional television schedule for the 2010 WNBA season. Comcast SportsNet’s live high-definition game coverage begins on Saturday, June 12, when the Mystics host the New York Liberty at Verizon Center at 7 p.m.

This season’s regional television schedule is highlighted by contests against the league’s most exciting teams, including the 2009 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury on June 27. Also featured on the television schedule are match-ups with the Chicago Sky (June 19), Indiana Fever (July 24), Los Angeles Sparks (June 24) and San Antonio Silver Stars (July 29) – all who competed in the 2009 WNBA playoffs.

“We are pleased to offer an expanded schedule of live Mystics games to Comcast SportsNet viewers this season,” said Comcast SportsNet Senior Vice President and General Manager Rebecca Schulte. “Our partnership with the Mystics complements the expansive line-up of live sporting events that we deliver to the region.”

In addition, the Mystics will also be featured twice on national television, making their 2010 national debut on Tuesday, June 29 when the team hosts the Eastern Conference Champion Indiana Fever at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2. Washington will return on ESPN2 while visiting the Dream in Atlanta on Tuesday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.

“We are excited to partner with Comcast SportsNet in 2010,” Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. “There is no better platform to market our product than live television and Comcast SportsNet is the leader for regional sports programming in the market. We are fortunate to align ourselves with such a brand.”

2010 Comcast SportsNet Mystics Schedule:

Date Time Opponent
Saturday, June 12 7 p.m. New York Liberty
Saturday, June 19 7 p.m. Chicago Sky
Thursday, June 24 7 p.m. Los Angeles Sparks
Sunday, June 27 4 p.m. Phoenix Mercury
Sunday, July 18 4 p.m. Chicago Sky
Wednesday, July 21 11:30 a.m. Atlanta Dream
Saturday, July 24 7 p.m. Indiana Fever
Thursday, July 29 7 p.m. San Antonio Silver Stars
Sunday, August 1 4 p.m. Tulsa Shock
Tuesday, August 10 7 p.m. Connecticut Sun

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic – the official sports network of the Washington Mystics, Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, D.C. United, ACC and CAA – delivers more than 500 live sporting events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.6 million homes throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Comcast SportsNet’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNwashington.com, is the region’s leading source for online sports news and information.

The Washington Mystics organization is dedicated to providing affordable entertainment, serving as an impactful community partner and maintaining accessibility to positive female role models. Supported by passionate fans, the Mystics are elite, hardworking athletes continually striving to win a Championship. Season and group tickets for the 2010 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.