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Mercury Announce 2023 Regular Season Schedule

November 30, 2022 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury News Release


PHOENIX - Coming off a league-best 10th consecutive playoff appearance, the three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced their regular season schedule for the 2023 campaign. The 40-game slate - the most in league history - is up from 36 in 2022. The Mercury will begin their season on the road against the Los Angeles Sparks on Friday, May 19 before returning home to face the Chicago Sky for Fry's Food Stores Opening Day at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. A complete broadcast schedule with national and locally broadcasted games will be announced at a later date.

The 2023 regular season slate will see the Mercury play 40 games in 115 days, 20 at home and 20 on the road, with zero back-to-backs. The WNBA's balanced schedule has Phoenix playing seven teams four times (Dallas, Indiana, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Seattle and Washington) and four teams three times (Atlanta, Chicago, Connecticut and New York).

The Mercury will open the season with three of their first four games at Footprint Center before playing five of their next six on the road. Like last season, the Mercury's 2023 schedule is backloaded with home games, with the team playing 9 of their final 15 regular season games in Phoenix. August will feature their longest home stand of the season with four consecutive games scheduled from August 3 -10 in Phoenix. The Mercury's longest road trip will come at the end of July when they head east for four games in 10 days (July 23 - August 1) and face off against Washington, Atlanta, Chicago and Indiana.

All but one of the Mercury's 16 home games scheduled Monday through Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. Phoenix time, with one matinee game tipping off at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21 against Las Vegas. Phoenix's first Sunday game (the home opener on May 21) will be played at 1 p.m., while the other three Sunday matchups are slated for 3 p.m.

Tickets to Fry's Food Stores Opening Day on Sunday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at Footprint Center are on sale NOW. Go to mercury.wnba.com/2023scheduleto purchase Opening Day tickets and view the full 2023 schedule. (Tickets to all other games will be made available at a later date).

2023 PHOENIX MERCURY SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT TIME

May (2 home/1 away)

Fri. 19 at Los Angeles 7 p.m.

Sun. 21 CHICAGO 1 p.m.

Thu. 25 MINNESOTA 7 p.m.

June (5 home/6 away)

Fri. 2 LOS ANGELES 7 p.m.

Wed. 7 at Dallas 5 p.m.

Fri. 9 at Dallas 5 p.m.

Sun. 11 at Indiana 1 p.m.

Tues. 13 SEATTLE 7 p.m.

Fri. 16 at Washington 4 p.m.

Sun. 18 at New York 11 a.m.

Wed. 21 LAS VEGAS 12:30 p.m.

Sat. 24 at Seattle 6 p.m.

Tues. 27 DALLAS 7 p.m.

Thurs. 29 INDIANA 7 p.m.

July (4 home/6 away)

Sat. 1 MINNESOTA 7 p.m.

Wed. 5 at New York 4 p.m.

Fri. 7 at Minnesota 5 p.m.

Sun. 9 LOS ANGELES 3 p.m.

Tues. 11 at Las Vegas 7 p.m.

13-17 ALL STAR BREAK

Tues 18 CONNECTICUT 7 p.m.

Thurs. 20 CHICAGO 7 p.m.

Sun. 23 at Washington 12 p.m.

Tues. 25 at Atlanta 4 p.m.

Sun. 30 at Chicago 1 p.m.

August (7 home/5 away)

Tues. 1 at Indiana 4 p.m.

Thurs. 3 ATLANTA 7 p.m.

Sat. 5 SEATTLE 7 p.m.

Tues. 8 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.

Thurs. 10 CONNECTICUT 7 p.m.

Sun. 13 at Seattle 12 p.m.

14-16 COMMISSIONER'S CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

Fri. 18 NEW YORK 7 p.m.

Sun. 20 INDIANA 3 p.m.

Tues. 22 at Los Angeles 7 p.m.

Sun. 27 DALLAS 3 p.m.

Tues. 29 at Atlanta 4 p.m.

Thurs. 31 at Connecticut 4 p.m.

September (2 home/2 away)

Sun. 3 at Minnesota 4 p.m.

Tues. 5 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.

Fri. 8 LAS VEGAS 7 p.m.

Sun. 10 at Las Vegas 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.

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023, the 19th All-Star Game in league history, will be played on Saturday, July 15. More information about AT&T WNBA All-Star will be forthcoming.

Commissioner's Cup presented by Coinbase

The Commissioner's Cup presented by Coinbase, an in-season tournament pitting conference rivals against each other during the first half of the regular season, will return for its third season. The 10 designated "Cup games" per team will be the first home game and first road game each team plays against its five conference rivals, all completed from May 19 - July 12. The team from each conference with the top record in Commissioner's Cup presented by Coinbase games will compete for a half-a-million-dollar prize pool in the Commissioner's Cup Championship presented by Coinbase on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Additional details will be announced at a later date.


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