Big news, basketball fans. Canada’s first-ever WNBA game will take place in Toronto this year.
The league announced the preseason game on Tuesday, saying that it will take place on May 13th, 2023 at Scotiabank Arena.
The two teams participating in the game are the Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky.
The WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert called the game “an important milestone for the global growth of the league.”
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“As Canadian stars like Bridget Carleton, Natalie Achonwa and Kia Nurse continue to flourish and drive interest around the league, we’re looking forward to building on the momentum and excitement surrounding the WNBA in Canada with this historic game.”
President of Chicago Sky Adam Fox said that the team is “thrilled” about the opportunity to play a preseason game in Toronto.
“We know Canada has a rich women’s basketball history, passion for the game, and shared values around diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Fox.
According to Fox, the game will help drive the WNBA’s popularity in Canada by bringing “some of the world’s greatest basketball players” to Toronto.
Not only is it Canada’s first WNBA game, but also the third ever played outside of the United States since the league was formed.
Ticket information will become available in the near future, and those who want to stay updated can register to be notified online.
It’s an exciting time to be a sports fan in Toronto and nationwide. We hope to spot some Raptors in attendance showing their support!