Schedule to Feature Seven Games in Non-WNBA Markets

WNBA Announces 2007 Preseason Schedule

NEW YORK, February 27, 2007 — The WNBA announced its 2007 preseason schedule today, including seven games in non-WNBA markets. Preseason action tips off on Wednesday, May 2 as the Chicago Sky host the Phoenix Mercury at UIC Pavilion and concludes with two games on Tuesday, May 15.

Special preseason action in non-WNBA venues highlights the slate of games on May 4 when Chicago will host the Washington Mystics at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee and the defending champion Detroit Shock host the Houston Comets at the United Spirit Center in Lubbock, TX. Another pair of games at non-traditional sites will follow on May 5, as the New York Liberty plays the Connecticut Sun at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT and former Kansas State players Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker will square off as the Minnesota Lynx face the San Antonio Silver Stars at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS. Additionally, former Ohio State star Katie Smith will lead Detroit against Washington on May 6 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH while San Antonio will play Detroit on May 13 at Qwest Center in Omaha, NE.

Highlighting the preseason schedule on May 13 will be a game at the Pete Maravich Center in Baton Rouge, LA in which three former Louisiana State University stars will reunite and compete against one another. 2006 Rookie of the Year Seimone Augustus and Minnesota will face 2005 Rookie of the Year Temeka Johnson, Doneeka Hodges and the Los Angeles Sparks. Also on May 13, Washington will host Anda Ramat Hasharon from Israel at the Verizon Center.

The full preseason schedule is as follows:

2007 WNBA PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Day
Date
Visiting Team/Home Team
Local Time
Location
Wed.
May 2
Phoenix at Chicago
7 p.m.
UIC Pavilion
Fri.
May 4
Washington at Chicago
7 p.m.
Al McGuire Center - Milwaukee, Wis.
Fri.
May 4
Detroit at Houston
7 p.m.
United Spirit Arena - Lubbock, Texas
Sat.
May 5
Seattle at Indiana
6 p.m.
Conseco Fieldhouse
Sat.
May 5
New York at Connecticut
5 p.m.
Arena at Harbor Yard - Bridgeport, Conn.
Sat.
May 5
Minnesota at San Antonio
7 p.m.
Charles Koch Arena - Wichita, Kan.
Sun.
May 6
Washington at Detroit
1:30 p.m.
Nationwide Arena - Columbus, Ohio
Tues.
May 8
Seattle at Connecticut
7 p.m.
Mohegan Sun Arena
Tues.
May 8
Los Angeles at Phoenix
7 p.m.
US Airways Center
Thurs.
May 10
Los Angeles at Indiana
7 p.m.
Conseco Fieldhouse
Fri.
May 11
Sacramento at Seattle
7 p.m.
Key Arena
Sat.
May 12
Houston at New York
2 p.m.
Madison Square Garden
Sun.
May 13
Anda Ramat Hasharon at Washington
3 p.m.
Verizon Center
Sun.
May 13
Los Angeles at Minnesota
4 p.m.
Maravich Center - Baton Rouge, La.
Sun.
May 13
Phoenix at Sacramento
6 p.m.
Arco Arena
Sun.
May 13
San Antonio at Detroit
1:30 p.m.
Qwest Center - Omaha, Neb.
Mon.
May 14
Connecticut at San Antonio
7 p.m.
AT&T Center
Tues.
May 15
Indiana at Chicago
7 p.m.
UIC Pavilion
Tues.
May 15
Connecticut at Houston
7 p.m.
Toyota Center

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About the WNBA
The WNBA will tip off its second decade of play in 2007 and will feature a record number of national telecasts. Comprehensive coverage of the WNBA regular season will include 91 national telecasts on ABC, ESPN2 and NBA TV. The season will begin on May 19 when the defending champion Detroit Shock host the Sacramento Monarchs in a rematch of last year's WNBA Finals. The WNBA All-Star Game will be played at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on July 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on ABC.

In 2006, the WNBA concluded its historic tenth season with an action-packed WNBA Playoffs. The 2006 WNBA Finals capped a playoff run in which the WNBA saw significant increases in attendance and viewership. The Finals, which aired live on ESPN2, saw the Detroit Shock top the Sacramento Monarchs in the first WNBA Finals match up ever to go to a fifth and deciding game.

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