Chicago Sky Now Accepting 2008 Media Credential Requests

The Chicago Sky will tip-off the 2008 season on May 17 against the Seattle Storm and play its season home opener on May 22 against the Sacramento Monarchs. The team will play three pre-season home games: on April 30 against the Seattle Storm at UIC Pavilion, on May 3 against the Indiana Fever and Chicago native Tamika Catchings at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee, and on May 8 against the Los Angeles Sparks and their number one draft pick at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The Sky will play 17 regular season home games through September at the UIC Pavilion. During August, the WNBA will be on hiatus for the Summer Olympic Games.

Applications for media credentials for the 2008 season, including the three pre-season games, are being accepted now through May 12, 2008 online at www.chicagoskypressbox.com.

Media credentials are available for working media from recognized newspapers, magazines, and radio and television outlets. Single-game credentials will be issued on an individual basis and should be requested a minimum of 24 hours prior to the game. Photo credentials will be issued in the same manner as other passes. Newspapers and magazines on assignment may obtain passes by having the editor request a single-game credential. In the event of playoffs, media will be required to obtain a playoff credential. Media interested in traveling with the team for away games can do so by contacting Ronnie Ramirez at 312-994-5984.

Media will be notified by phone or e-mail confirming the status of their credential requests. Credentials will not be mailed and can be picked up at the first game at UIC Pavilionís Gate 1, which is the press entrance.