Mystics, Comcast Sportsnet To Continue Partnership

Network to Present 10 Live Games and ‘Mystics Magazine’ Series During Team’s 15TH Anniversary Season

Washington, D.C. – The Washington Mystics and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s premier source for multiplatform sports coverage, have announced the continuation of their partnership for a third consecutive season. The agreement is highlighted by a 10-game regional television schedule, which begins on May 30 when the Mystics host the Minnesota Lynx.

Comcast SportsNet will also present the award-winning docu-series “Mystics Magazine,” which follows the Mystics on and off the court during the team’s 15th anniversary season. The program – which will also be available on the team’s official website, washingtonmystics.com – won two Silver DC Peer Awards for overall sports programming and directing, as well as two Bronze Telly Awards. The season’s first episode of “Mystics Magazine” debuts on Comcast SportsNet on Saturday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m.

“The Mystics are an excellent partner and they deliver a fun, exciting product to sports fans throughout the region,” said Comcast SportsNet Senior Vice President and General Manager Rebecca Schulte. “We are excited to continue to provide extensive coverage of the team as they celebrate their 15th anniversary season.”

In addition to the Mystics match-up against the 2011 WNBA Champion Lynx (May 30), the regional television schedule features games against the conference rival New York Liberty (June 8) and 2011 Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream (August 24). To commemorate their 15th anniversary season, the team will unveil the All-Time Mystics team on August 19. Washington will also be featured on national television (ESPN2) when the Seattle Storm visit Verizon Center on Tuesday June 26, at 7 p.m.

“We are excited to return to Comcast SportsNet,”stated Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. “They are the leader in regional sports coverage and we are pleased to be part of their programming. We will continue to provide our fans with an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the Mystics with “Mystics Magazine” as we celebrate our 15th anniversary season.”

Below is the complete 2012 Washington Mystics television schedule on Comcast SportsNet:

DATE GAME TIME OPPONENT
May 30 7:00 pm Minnesota Lynx
June 8 7:00 pm New York Liberty
June 15 7:00 pm Indiana Fever
June 29 7:00 pm Connecticut Sun
July 1 4:00 pm Phoenix Mercury
July 6 7:00 pm San Antonio Silver Stars
July 10 11:30 am Connecticut Sun
Aug. 19 4:00 pm Chicago Sky
Aug. 24 7:00 pm Atlanta Dream
Sept. 7 7:00 pm Los Angeles Sparks

Season tickets for the Mystics 2012 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 website at www.washingtonmystics.com.

Celebrating their 15th season, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.