MEDIA CREDENTIAL REQUEST PROCESS
-​Media interested in attending a Connecticut Sun game at Mohegan Sun Arena will be asked to request a credential at least 72 hours in advance of the desired game. There will be a limited amount of media personnel and photographers permitted to attend games this season due to COVID-19 protocol. 
  • ​Requests can be made by completing the spreadsheet linked in the Credential Request icon below.
  • You may request games up to the Olympic break by using the respective tabs in the spreadsheet. 
  • If you are interested in attending all the home games please fill out each game day tab at the time of requesting your first credential.
  • You will receive an email regarding confirmation within 24 hours of the scheduled contest.
*Click on the icons below for credential request, use conditions, and policies.*
 
“STAY-AT-HOME” REGULATIONS
-Each credential holder agrees not to attend the applicable game/event (or other team activities) if any one or more of the following is true on such day:
  • Within the prior 14 days, the holder has returned a positive or inconclusive COVID-19 test result (unless, despite such result, the holder has been cleared by a physician upon medical review of the holder’s individual circumstances and in accordance with applicable standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and/or WNBA to discontinue isolation); 
  • Within the prior 14 days, the holder has been exposed to someone who returned a positive or inconclusive COVID-19 test result (including if the holder was notified by a public health authority that the holder came into close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19), someone who was at the time of exposure experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC), or any other person who is suspected of being infected with COVID-19, unless the holder has recovered from prior COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days or the holder is considered fully-vaccinated in accordance with applicable standards established by the CDC and/or WNBA;
  • Within the prior 14 days, the holder has experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC); 
  • Within the prior 14 days, the holder has travelled to a state or international territory identified by federal or applicable local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19; or
  • The holder is subject to a government regulation requiring the holder to quarantine (e.g., quarantine requirements in connection with travelling to or from certain jurisdictions).
 
ENTRY & COVID-19 HEALTH SCREENING
-Per WNBA regulations, “By accepting this credential, I agree to the terms and conditions on the back of the credential and the additional Credential Use Conditions of which I have been provided a copy and which also are available at the WNBA section at NBA Media Central (mediacentral.nba.com). If I am accepting credentials on behalf of one or more other individual(s) at my organization, I represent that my organization and such other individual(s) have, individually and on behalf of the organization, authorized me to accept credentials on their behalf and such other individual(s) and the organization agree to the terms and conditions on the back of the credential and the additional Credential Use Conditions.”
 
-Members of the media should enter Mohegan Sun Arena through the Earth side entrance and pick up their credential at the table outside the box office.
  • ​You will be directed to the elevator or stairs up to the Earth Suite outside of section 23 & 22 on the concourse.​
 
PARKING
-Due to COVID-19 protocols, there will be NO parking under the arena for photographers or television stations.
-All parking at Mohegan Sun is free to the public. The closest garage to the box office and arena entrance is the West side of the Riverview Garage where the Krispy Kreme is located.
 
MEDIA SEATING
-Until further notice, media seating will be assigned, physically distanced in the Earth Sky Box. The same location as Bubbleville and the BIG EAST Tournament.


  • A boxed-cold meal will be provided to media.
  • Masks or face coverings are required at all times when not actively eating or drinking.
 
PHOTOGRAPHERS
-Prior to arrival, you will be given your designated location to shoot. At no time are you permitted to leave this spot unless
 it is to go to the Earth Sky Box.
-Due to very limited space, priority will be given to those that have covered the Sun on a regular basis in the past.


  • A photo-sharing system will be put in place for accredited outlets unable to obtain a credential for the desired contest.​.

-Television stations, will be granted a credential on a rotational basis similar to the system put in place during UConn’s season. The opportunity to rotate during the game will be considered based on the capacity of the Earth Sky Box.


 MEDIA AVAILABILITIES
-All press conferences will be conducted virtually until further notice.
  • ​A media advisory will be sent out at least the night before the game with the time slots and zoom links to join. ​
  • There will likely be feedback from the close proximity of taking zoom meetings during media availabilities. 
    • Zoom tips: ​Bring headphones, space out at the work tables and designated seats and mute when not talking. 
PRINTING
-No printed materials will be provided to media. An email with a box score and any pertinent stats/facts will be sent at halftime and the end of the game to media 
in attendance.
QUESTIONS

Please reach out to Public Relations Specialist, Annette Hogan at ahogan@connecticutsun.com or (845) 807-6185 with any questions, concerns or special requests.