Las Vegas Aces to Host WNBA All-Star 2019

WNBA’s Midseason Showcase to be Played in Las Vegas for the First Time

MINNEAPOLIS (July 28, 2018) WNBA All-Star 2019 will be played in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, home of the Las Vegas Aces, WNBA President Lisa Borders announced today. The WNBA’s midseason showcase will be played on Saturday, July 27.  Telecast information will be announced at a later date.
 
“The WNBA is excited to bring WNBA All-Star 2019 to the Entertainment Capital of the World for the first time,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders. “Las Vegas fans have enthusiastically supported the Aces in their first season and will now have the chance to see the best players in the world compete on the same court next summer.”
 
“The MGM and Aces families are excited to host the WNBA All-Star Game next season,” said Las Vegas Aces President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Bill Laimbeer. “In Las Vegas, putting on a show is what we do and next summer will be no different. We expect to provide the WNBA players and fans with an experience like nothing they have seen before.”
 
“The All-Star Game has always been the ultimate celebration of the best that the WNBA has to offer,” said MGM Resorts International Corporate Vice President of Marketing-Entertainment and Sports Lance Evans. “The Minnesota Lynx and their staff certainly set the bar extremely high this weekend. Bringing the game to the Entertainment Capital of the World is a natural next step in the game’s evolution, and we expect to raise that bar to make WNBA All-Star Weekend one of the premier basketball events in the world.”
 
Fans interested in attending WNBA All-Star 2019 can reserve their tickets starting today. More information regarding deposits is currently available here. Initial priority will be given to Aces 2019 season ticket members, followed by those fans who place deposits, before tickets go on sale to the general public. Please visit LasVegasAces.com throughout the year for additional updates on WNBA All-Star 2019.
 
The 2018 WNBA regular season runs through Aug. 19 and the playoffs begin on Aug. 21. For more information on the WNBA and game tickets, fans may visit www.wnba.com.
 
*In 2010, in advance of the FIBA World Championship, and in 2004, prior to the Athens Olympics, the U.S. Women’s National Team, comprised primarily of WNBA players, squared off against a team of WNBA stars in an exhibition match. No game was held in 2008, 2012 or 2016 prior to the Olympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio, respectively.
 
About the WNBA
The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity.  The league tipped off its 22nd season on May 18, 2018.
 
Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education.  For more information about the WNBA, visit www.WNBA.com. 

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Contacts: Ron Howard, WNBA, 212-407-8641, rhoward@nba.com
John Maxwell, Las Vegas Aces, 702-883-8478, jmaxwell@lasvegasaces.com

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