WNBA All-Star 2015 set for Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena
NEW YORK – Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2015 will take place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Saturday, July 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be nationally televised by ABC, WNBA President Laurel J. Richie announced today.
In addition, Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2015 will be televised globally in more than 200 countries and territories.
Boost Mobile, which became the WNBA’s first leaguewide marquee partner in 2011, will serve as the title partner of the All-Star Game for the third consecutive year. This is also the fourth time the WNBA’s midseason showcase will be played in Connecticut, which hosted in 2005, 2009 and 2013. New York is the only other host of as many as three All-Star Games.
“With a history of sellout crowds and record-breaking performances on the court, Mohegan Sun Arena has proved to be an all-star venue for our midseason showcase event,” said Richie. “From our hosts – The Mohegan Tribe and the Connecticut Sun – to our players, and the diehard Connecticut fans, our previous All-Star weekends here have been unforgettable, and we look forward to joining with Boost Mobile to once again create lasting memories.”
“We are thrilled that once again the eyes of the world will be on Mohegan Sun Arena,” Connecticut Sun CEO Mitchell Etess said. “The combination of the venue and our passionate fanbase makes us the perfect showcase for the WNBA All-Star Game. This will be our fourth time hosting this event and it is always a highlight of the summer. I know our fans will be excited to come out and support the best women’s basketball players in the world.”
The Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game 2013 at Mohegan Sun featured the Western Conference edge the Eastern Conference, 102-98. MVP Candace Parker led the West with a then-record 23 points to go with 11 rebounds in her All-Star debut, while Los Angeles Sparks teammate Kristi Toliver added 21 points. The game was highlighted by the final All-Star appearance of WNBA all-time leading scorer Tina Thompson, who would retire after the season. Ivory Latta of the Washington Mystics and Epiphanny Prince, then of the Chicago Sky, led the East with 15 points apiece.
Sun season-ticket holders will have an opportunity to purchase their current seat for Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2015 in advance of a public on-sale date. Others with an opportunity to purchase tickets prior to the public sale date include fans who purchase a Connecticut Sun mini-plan. Individual tickets to Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2015 will be available to the general public when tickets for individual regular-season games go on sale at all Ticketmaster locations and the Mohegan Sun box office. For more information, please visit connecticutsun.com or call 877.SUN.TIXX.
WNBA ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY
Date Location Won Lost
July 14, 1999 Madison Square Garden (New York) West 79 East 61
July 17, 2000 America West Arena (Phoenix) West 73 East 61
July 16, 2001 TD Waterhouse Centre (Orlando, Fla.) West 80 East 72
July 15, 2002 MCI Center (Washington) West 81 East 76
July 12, 2003 Madison Square Garden (New York) West 84 East 75
July 9, 2005 Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Conn.) West 122 East 99
July 12, 2006 Madison Square Garden (New York) East 98 West 82
July 15, 2007 Verizon Center (Washington) East 103 West 99
July 25, 2009 Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Conn.) West 130 East 118
July 23, 2011 AT&T Center (San Antonio) East 118 West 113
July 27, 2013 Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Conn.) West 102 East 98
July 19, 2014 US Airways Center (Phoenix) East 125 West 124
*In 2010, in advance of the FIBA World Championship, and in 2004, prior to the Athens Olympics, the U.S. Women’s National Team, comprised primarily of WNBA players, squared off against a team of WNBA stars in an exhibition match. No game was held in 2008 or 2012 prior to the Olympic Games in Beijing and London, respectively.
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