Playoffs 101 - FAQ
What are the potential 2010 WNBA Playoff dates?
The 2010 WNBA playoff dates are as follows:
Round 1 Western Conference Semifinals
Game 1 (A) Storm 79, Sparks 66
Game 2 Storm 81, Sparks 66
Game 3 (B)* Did not play
Round 2 Conference Finals
Game 1 (C) Storm 82, Mercury 74
Game 2 (away) Storm 91, Mercury 88
Game 3 (D)* Did not play
Round 3 WNBA Finals
Game 1 (E) Storm 79, Dream 77
Game 2 (F) Storm 87, Dream 84
Game 3 (away) Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. AT Atlanta
Game 4 (away)* Sunday, Sept. at 12 p.m. AT Atlanta
Game 5 (G)* Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. vs. Atlanta Dream at KeyArena
Dates and times are subject to change.
What is the format of the WNBA Playoffs? How many games will we play at home?
The first two rounds are best-of-three series with Games 1 and 3 (if necessary) played at home and the Finals is a best-of-five series with Games 1, 2 and 5 (if necessary) played at home. The Storm has home-court advantage for each series. At most, we will play seven games at KeyArena.
Will the games be televised?
For Round 2 (Western Conference Finals) the television schedule will be as follows:
Game 1 ABC
Game 2 ESPN2
Game 3 ESPN2
Game 4 ESPN2
Game 5 ESPN2
Stay tuned to stormbasketball.com for further information on the playoff broadcast schedule.
Do you expect the games to sell out?
There is an increased demand for tickets during the playoffs so we do recommend purchasing your seats on stormbasketball.com as early as possible.
For Season Ticket Holders and/or Playoff Strip Buyers:
What is a playoff strip?
A playoff strip is a set of ticket that includes the same seat for all seven possible home playoff games.
When will I receive my playoff tickets?
If you purchased tickets for the entire 2010 playoffs and chose the Mail Option, you should receive your tickets no later than Tuesday, Aug. 24. If you chose the Print-At-Home Option, you should have received an e-mail with instructions on how to print your tickets. If you do not receive them or if you have trouble printing your tickets, contact the Storm Front Office at 206-217-WNBA (9622).
Can I re-sell my playoff tickets via My Storm Account?
Any seat location purchased for all seven games (strip) are eligible for re-sale through Ticketmaster TeamExchange. Additional tickets purchased for single games cannot be re-sold via TeamExchange. To re-sale through TeamExchange, log on to your "My Storm Account" with your Account ID and password.
If I chose to upgrade or downgrade my seats and I dont like them, can I get my old seats back?
Unfortunately, due to the short turnaround time for playoffs we are not able to guarantee your regular-season seats after you choose to upgrade or downgrade. We will do our best to get you new seats close to your desired location. It is important for you to be as specific as possible regarding what location you would like.
If I cant make a game, can I return or exchange my unused tickets?
No. All sales are final and no refunds or exchanges will be issued.
If I purchase a strip, can I purchase additional single-game tickets for any playoff games?
Yes. You are able to purchase single-game tickets game by game through stormbasketball.com or by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX.