New York, NY — President of the WNBA Lisa Borders announced today, Dec. 14, that the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 will take place at KeyArena, home of the Seattle Storm. The game will also be televised on ABC on Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 ET and reach more than 200 countries and territories.
Verizon became the marquee partner of the WNBA in 2016 and will serve as the title sponsor of the All-Star game for the first time.
“As we embark upon the league’s 21st season, we’re thrilled to bring Verizon WNBA All-Star to Seattle and its great fan base for the first time,” said Borders. “Historically, the All-Star Game has highlighted the absolute best in our world-class players – from Lisa Leslie’s dunk, to Shoni Schimmel’s otherworldly performance as a rookie, to the record-setting scoring efforts of Candace Parker in 2013 and Maya Moore in 2015 – and this time should only bring more excitement and moments for all to enjoy.”
The most recent WNBA All-Star Game, held in 2015 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., saw the Western Conference defeat the Eastern Conference 117-112 and featured some of the WNBA’s finest in Maya Moore, named MVP, and Tamika Catchings. While the game was highlighted by the final All-Star appearance of Catchings, Moore led the West with an All-Star Game-record 30 points along with six rebounds and five assists.
“It is an honor to bring Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 to Seattle, for our fans, our team and for this city. The combination of the city of Seattle and our passionate fanbase will make this the perfect showcase for the best women’s basketball players in the world,” said Alisha Valavanis, Seattle Storm President & General Manager.
For ticket information, fans may visit StormBasketball.com or call the Storm at (206) 217-WNBA. Current Storm 360 Members and those who purchase new memberships can secure their seats beginning today by calling (206) 217-WNBA. Individual tickets to Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 will go on sale in spring 2017.