CHICAGO – For the first time in their history this spring and summer, the team will take to the floor as the defending WNBA champions.
Chicago Sky will do so after winning their first title this past fall in the greatest moment in franchise history. They caught the “Win or Go” knockouts before defeating the Connecticut Sun then the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA Finals to take home the city’s first professional championship since 2016.
On Thursday, the team must find a way to defend the first title in the team’s history.
The Sky will open a 36-game expansion on Friday, May 6 against the Los Angeles Sparks at Wintrusta Arena with a scheduled run time of 7pm. The team is expected to raise their first championship banner to the bar later that evening.
It will be the first of two home games to start the season when the New York Liberty hosts five days later on May 11.
All-Star Weekend will be held on July 9 (pre-game activity) and October 10 (All-Star game), with official location and details yet to be determined.
James Wade’s team will complete the regular season against Mercury in Phoenix on August 14, which is one of three rematches of the WNBA Finals during the four-month campaign. The other two games will take place in Chicago on May 31 and July 2 at Wintrust Arena.
This year, the WNBA will launch a new playoff format that features the knockouts and features the top eight teams playing a three-game first series followed by a five-game series in the semi-finals along with the final.
Here is the rest of Sky’s schedule for the 2022 season.
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