UNCASVILLE, Conn. (January 28, 2016) — Two visits from Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and the defending champion Minnesota Lynx will highlight the 2016 Connecticut Sun campaign as the WNBA celebrates its 20th season by unveiling a new balanced schedule format.
Under the new format, each of the WNBA’s 12 teams will play three games each against 10 different opponents, and four games against one conference opponent. This year, Connecticut will face Eastern Conference rival Atlanta four times.
Connecticut opens on the road with games at Chicago on May 14th at 7 p.m. and San Antonio on May 19th at 11 a.m. The Sun return to Mohegan Sun Arena for the home opener against the Washington Mystics on Saturday, May 21st at 7 p.m. as part of WNBA Tip-Off 2016 presented by Verizon.
Connecticut will make two visits to Seattle, Phoenix and Dallas from the Western Conference, and Chicago, New York and Atlanta from the Eastern Conference. It will host Atlanta, Indiana, Los Angeles, Minnesota, San Antonio and Washington twice.
The Lynx visit Connecticut on Thursday, July 7th at 7 p.m., and again on Friday, August 26th at 7 p.m. Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm travel to face the Sun on Friday, June 10th at 7 p.m. Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury make their only regular season appearance at Mohegan Sun on Friday, September 2nd at 7 p.m.
Among other noteworthy home games, Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky make their only visit of the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 11th at 1 p.m. Two nights later, on Tuesday, September 13th at 7 p.m., Indiana Fever legend Tameka Catchings plays her last regular season game in Connecticut. This home-stand ends with the last regular season game at Mohegan Sun in 2016, against Dallas on September 16th at 7 p.m.
Connecticut closes the season at Washington on Sunday, September 18th at 4 p.m.
Connecticut plays 10 weekend home games this season, and will host six of seven games from June 3-19th. A four-game stretch of games in Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Dallas from June 24-July 2 presents the Sun with its longest road trip of the season.
As in other Olympic years, the Sun and the rest of the WNBA will not play games during the Olympics. Connecticut’s final game prior to the break will be Friday, July 22nd at Chicago at 7:30 p.m. and the team will resume play on Friday, August 26th against Minnesota at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Sun season ticket plans for 2016 are currently on sale and can be reserved by calling a Sun Ticket Sales Representative at 1.877.SUN.TIXX. To purchase season tickets online, visit http://bit.ly/sunseason16. Deposits are also now being accepted for mini plans.
Check out the 2016 Connecticut Sun schedule HERE.