Las Vegas Opens 2020 Season at Mandalay Bay Events Center vs. Dallas, Sunday, May 17
League Expands Regular Season from 34 to 36 Games
Olympic Break Slated for July 11 - August 15
Las Vegas (January 16, 2020)—The WNBA released its 2020 schedule today, and the Las Vegas Aces begin pursuit of their first league championship on Sunday, May 17 with a 3:00 pm PT home tilt against the Dallas Wings at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The league expanded its regular season from 34 to 36 games, and will break for the Olympics from July 11 through August 15. The final day of the regular season is Sunday, September 20.
With the expanded schedule, the Aces play each team three times, save for the Dallas Wings, Minnesota Lynx, and Seattle Storm, whom they play four times each.
ESPN networks will present 17 WNBA regular season telecasts in 2020, including five games on ABC—up from three last season. ESPN will televise two regular season games, and ESPN2 will air 10. ESPN networks will also present up to 19 playoff games. All ESPN telecasts during the regular season and postseason will stream live on the ESPN app.
Three of the Aces games this season are being televised nationally on the ESPN family of networks—Saturday June 6 at home vs. Phoenix (12:00 pm PT); Tuesday, June 16 at Los Angeles (7:00 pm); and Saturday, June 27 vs. Chicago (1:00 pm).
Las Vegas gets its first crack at the 2019 WNBA Champion Washington Mystics on the road, Friday, July 21 at 4:00 pm. In addition, the Aces host the Mystics on Tuesday, September 1 (7:00 pm), and travel once again to our nation’s capital on Friday, September 18 (4:00 pm).
The first rematch between Las Vegas and Chicago since the Hamby Heave sent the Aces into the WNBA Semifinals is in the Windy City on Sunday, May 24 at 3:00 pm.
To purchase season tickets, please visit LasVegasAces.com, call (702) 692-ACES, or email email@example.com. Single game tickets, group tickets, and flex plans will go on sale later in the year.
Additional Schedule Notes
- There will be no All-Star Game this year due to the Olympic Break.
- The Aces’ longest home stand of the year is six games, from June 23-July 5, tying the franchise record for longest home stand in history (2007).
- The Aces close out their schedule with four straight road games.
- Las Vegas plays five of its last six games against Eastern Conference opponents.
- The Aces have two three-game road trips—July 16-21, and August 21-25—and two four-game road trips—May 24-31, and September 13-20. The team has never had more than three road trips of three or more games in its history (2006).
- Las Vegas has one set of back-to-back games—at Dallas on July 7 at 10 am, and at Phoenix on July 8 at 12:30 pm.
- This year’s season opener is on May 17. The 2019 season opener was on May 26, and in 2018 it was May 20.
- The earliest season opener for the franchise was May 13 in 2017.
- The final game of the season this year is September 20. The final game of 2019 was on September 8, and in 2018 it was on August 19.
- The latest the WNBA regular season has gone is September 23 in 2012.
Las Vegas Aces 2020 Schedule
DATE OPPONENT LOCAL TIME PACIFIC TIME
Sunday 17 Dallas 3:00 pm 3:00 pm
Friday 22 Seattle 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Sunday 24 @ Chicago 5:00 pm 3:00 pm
Friday 29 @ Minnesota 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Sunday 31 @ Seattle 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Tuesday 2 @ Los Angeles 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Saturday 6 Phoenix (ABC) 12:00 pm 12:00 pm
Tuesday 9 Minnesota 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Tuesday 16 @ Los Angeles (ESPN2) 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Friday 19 @ Chicago 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Sunday 21 @ New York 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Tuesday 23 New York 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thursday 25 Atlanta 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Saturday 27 Chicago (ESPN2) 1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Tuesday 30 Dallas 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thursday 2 Indiana 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sunday 5 Minnesota 3:00 pm 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7 @ Dallas 12:00 pm 10:00 am
Wed. 8 @ Phoenix 12:30 pm 12:30 pm
Friday 10 Los Angeles 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
~ Olympic Break ~
Sunday 16 @ Seattle 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Tuesday 18 Phoenix 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Friday 21 @ Washington 7:00 pm 4:00 pm
Sunday 23 @ Connecticut 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Tuesday 25 @ Indiana 7:00 pm 4:00 pm
Thursday 27 New York 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sunday 30 Seattle 3:00 pm 3:00 pm
Tuesday 1 Washington 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Friday 4 Atlanta 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
Sunday 6 @ Minnesota 6:00 pm 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8 Connecticut 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thursday 10 Indiana 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sunday 13 @ Atlanta 3:00 pm 12:00 pm
Wednesday 16 @ Connecticut 7:00 pm 4:00 pm
Friday 18 @ Washington 7:00 pm 4:00 pm
Sunday 20 @ Dallas 2:00 pm 12:00 pm
The Las Vegas Aces, led by a trio of All-Stars—Liz Cambage, Kayla McBride, and A’ja Wilson—and WNBA Sixth Women of the Year Dearica Hamby, tip off their third season of WNBA competition at Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 17, 2020. Season tickets may be purchased by visiting LasVegasAces.com, calling (702) 692-ACES, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the Aces please visit LasVegasAces.com or follow on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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