Mercury Announce 2022 Regular Season Schedule
PHOENIX - Coming off their fifth WNBA Finals appearance, the three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the 36-game regular season schedule for the league and team's 26th season.
- The league's first 36-game season (34 games in 2019, 22 games in 2020, 32 games in 2021)
- Fry's Food Stores Opening Night on Friday, May 6 vs. Las Vegas, in a rematch of the thrilling five-game series that sent the Mercury back to the WNBA Finals
- 2021 Finals rematch set for Tuesday, May 31 at the Chicago Sky
- 11 of the Mercury's final 17 games will be played at Footprint Center, while 12 of the first 18 will be played on the road
- Schedule features one back-to-back set (June 14 at Washington; June 15 at Indiana)
- A full broadcast schedule with national and locally broadcasted games will be announced on a later date
The Mercury will open up their 2022 season with Fry's Food Stores Opening Night on Friday, May 6 in a showdown with Las Vegas at 7 p.m., and tickets for only that game are on sale NOW at PhoenixMercury.com.
The 2022 schedule will see the Mercury play 36 games in 100 days, 18 at home and 18 on the road, while preseason games will be added at a later date. Phoenix's schedule features one back-to-back on the season (June 14 at Washington and June 15 at Indiana), and will have the Mercury play the same opponent in consecutive games over a three or four-day span five times on the year (May 11 vs. Seattle and May 14 at Seattle; June 12 at Washington and June 14 at Washington; June 21 vs. Minnesota and June 23 at Minnesota; June 27 vs. Indiana and June 29 vs. Indiana; August 2 at Connecticut and August 4 at Connecticut).
The Mercury's schedule is back-loaded with home games this season, which will see Phoenix play 11 of the final 17 regular season games at home compared to just seven home games in the first half of the season. Phoenix will be tested early, tipping off the season with six of its first nine games on the road, including four-straight road games spanning from May 21 at Las Vegas to May 31 at Chicago, in what will be the first meeting between the Mercury and Sky since the two met in the 2021 WNBA Finals. The months of July and August will feature the Mercury's longest home stands of the season with four consecutive games scheduled from July 14-28 and August 6-14 in Phoenix, part of a slate that will see Phoenix play eight of their final 11 regular season games in the Valley.
The WNBA's balanced schedule (three matchups against eight teams, and four meetings with the other three) will see the Mercury make two visits to Las Vegas, Connecticut, Washington and Chicago, and twice host Atlanta, Seattle, Indiana and New York. Phoenix will face Dallas, Los Angles and Minnesota four times on the season, playing two games in Phoenix and two on the road against each opponent.
All 15 of the Mercury's home games scheduled Monday through Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. Phoenix Time, while two of the Mercury's Sunday home games (June 5 vs. Los Angeles and July 17 vs. Atlanta) will begin at 3 p.m. and the season finale on Sunday, August 14 against Chicago will begin at Noon.
WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi , two-time WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner and five-time WNBA All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith return to Phoenix this summer, as the trio attempts to lead the Mercury to a WNBA-record tying fourth championship in 2022.
2022 PHOENIX MERCURY SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT TIME NATIONAL TV
May (3 home/6 away)
Fri. 6 LAS VEGAS 7 p.m.
Wed. 11 SEATTLE 7 p.m.
Sat. 14 at Seattle 12 p.m.
Tue. 17 at Las Vegas 7 p.m.
Thu. 19 DALLAS 7 p.m.
Sat. 21 at Las Vegas 12 p.m.
Wed. 25 at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
Sun. 29 at Atlanta 3 p.m.
Tue. 31 at Chicago 6 p.m.
June (6 home/6 away)
Fri. 3 CONNECTICUT 7 p.m.
Sun. 5 LOS ANGELES 3 p.m.
Fri. 10 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Sun. 12 at Washington 6 p.m.
Tue. 14 at Washington 7 p.m.
Wed. 15 at Indiana 7 p.m.
Fri. 17 at Dallas 7 p.m.
Tue. 21 MINNESOTA 7 p.m.
Thu. 23 at Minnesota 7 p.m.
Sat. 25 at Dallas 7 p.m.
Mon. 27 INDIANA 7 p.m.
Wed. 29 INDIANA 7 p.m.
July (5 home/4 away)
Sat. 2 at Chicago 12 p.m.
Mon. 4 at Los Angeles 4 p.m.
Thu. 7 NEW YORK 7 p.m.
Tue. 12 at Minnesota 7 p.m.
Thu. 14 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Sun. 17 ATLANTA 3 p.m.
Fri. 22 SEATTLE 7 p.m.
Thu. 28 LOS ANGELES 7 p.m.
Sun. 31 at New York 2 p.m.
August (4 home/2 away)
Tue. 2 at Connecticut 7 p.m.
Thu. 4 at Connecticut 7 p.m.
Sat. 6 NEW YORK 7 p.m.
Wed. 10 MINNESOTA 7 p.m.
Fri. 12 DALLAS 7 p.m.
Sun. 14 CHICAGO 12 p.m.
All times local PHOENIX time.
Home games in CAPS. All Mercury home games played at Footprint Center.
Game times and dates are subject to change.
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