WNBA Announced Preseason Game In Canada


This spring, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) will play a preseason game in Edmonton, which will mark the league's return to Canada.  

After last year's success in Toronto, the league will hold a preseason game in Edmonton this summer with the Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks on May 5, 2024, the league said Thursday.  

"We couldn't be more excited to bring the Sparks and Storm to Edmonton after last year's historic game in Toronto, which showed how much excitement there is in Canada for women's basketball.

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a press statement. "WNBA fans, partners, and communities across the country embraced the league, setting records for attendance, viewership, and merchandise sales.  

We're excited to once again show off our league in a city with a rich sports history and deep ties to basketball through the Edmonton Grads and the Canadian Women's National Basketball Team."  

The preseason game that Toronto played at Scotiabank Arena in the spring of last year was completely sold out, and it is hoped that Edmonton will accomplish the same thing at Rogers Arena this year.  

"Sports teams from all over the world know that Edmonton fans cheer the loudest. I can't wait for the Seattle Storm, Los Angeles Sparks, and WNBA to come to Edmonton and experience the excitement for themselves!"   

Amarjeet Sohi, the mayor of Edmonton, wrote in a news statement. The Edmonton Grads still hold the North American record for the women's sports team with the best winning rate.   

This game is another part of Edmonton's long history of celebrating women's basketball. As the host city of this world-class sports event, I'm thrilled that Edmonton can show off our great city, facilities, and sense of community.  

Kia Nurse, who was only recently acquired by the Sparks in a trade during the summer, will be feeling like she is returning to her native country of Canada. On March 20, tickets for the event will be made available for purchase.   

also see

also see

Warriors Rookie Reveals Key to Defending Giannis Antetokounmpo