ATLANTA (May 1, 2019) – The WNBA today announced its schedule of 20 live regular-season games to be streamed on Twitter during the 2019 season, marking the third consecutive year that the league’s games will be available on the platform. The games will be available via @WNBA.
The Atlanta Dream will be featured in a league-high six times during the 2019 season, starting with a home game against the Indiana Fever on June 19. The Dream will have three more home games on the platform, with the Los Angeles Sparks on July 23, the Minnesota Lynx on August 6 and the Chicago Sky on August 20. Two of Atlanta’s home games will stream live on Twitter as the Dream visits Chicago on July 17 and Las Vegas on August 13.
With the addition of the six games streaming on Twitter, the Dream now have 14 broadcasted games this season on Twitter, ESPN or CBS Sports Network.
Twitter’s schedule, which features appearances by all 12 teams, begins Saturday, May 25, when the Washington Mystics take on the Connecticut Sun at 7:30 p.m. ET. The schedule includes 14 games on Tuesdays, including doubleheaders on July 30 when the Phoenix Mercury play the Mystics (7:00 p.m.) and the Dallas Wings face the Las Vegas Aces (10:00 p.m.), and on August 20 when the Chicago Sky meets the Atlanta Dream (7:00 p.m.) and Phoenix travels to Las Vegas (10:00 p.m.).
Record 11-time All-Star Sue Bird and the defending WNBA Champion Seattle Storm will make four appearances on Twitter this season, including a matchup against the 2017 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx led by former league MVP Sylvia Fowles on Tuesday, June 4.
In all, 10 games are expected to feature former league MVPs, including the Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne, Fowles, the Los Angeles Sparks’ Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike and Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi. Las Vegas, led by reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson and 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Jackie Young, will be featured six times, as will Atlanta.
Entering its 23rd season, the WNBA tips off Friday, May 24. Every WNBA team will make at least two game appearances on Twitter this season. WNBA games will also be available this season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network, NBA TV and WNBA League Pass.
2019 WNBA Schedule: Live Games on Twitter
|2019 WNBA Schedule: Live Games on Twitter
(ALL TIMES EASTERN)
|Saturday, May 25||Washington Mystics at Connecticut Sun||7:30 PM|
|Sunday, May 26||Los Angeles Sparks at Las Vegas Aces||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday, June 4||Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm||10:00 PM|
|Tuesday, June 11||Seattle Storm at Indiana Fever||7:00 PM|
|Wednesday, June 19||Indiana Fever at Atlanta Dream||11:00 AM|
|Tuesday, June 25||Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces||10:00 PM|
|Tuesday, July 2||Chicago Sky at Las Vegas Aces||3:00 PM|
|Tuesday, July 9||Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings||1:00 PM|
|Wednesday, July 17||Atlanta Dream at Chicago Sky||11:00 AM|
|Tuesday, July 23||Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream||7:00 PM|
|Tuesday, July 30||Phoenix Mercury at Washington Mystics||7:00 PM|
|Dallas Wings at Las Vegas Aces||10:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 6||Minnesota Lynx at Atlanta Dream||7:00 PM|
|Wednesday, August 7||New York Liberty at Chicago Sky||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 13||Atlanta Dream at Las Vegas Aces||10:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 20||Chicago Sky at Atlanta Dream||7:00 PM|
|Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces||10:00 PM|
|Tuesday, August 27||Connecticut Sun at Seattle Storm||10:00 PM|
|Tuesday, September 3||Washington Mystics at New York Liberty||7:00 PM|
|Friday, September 6||Dallas Wings at Washington Mystics||7:00 PM|
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The Dream’s home opener is scheduled for Friday, May 24 against the Dallas Wings. Season, group tickets and single game tickets are available now. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729.
The Atlanta Dream, who is celebrating its 12th season in the WNBA in 2019, will play its home games in State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The Dream has qualified for the playoffs nine times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.