Las Vegas Aces To Host WNBA All-Star 2019

– WNBA’s Midseason Showcase to be Played in Las Vegas for the First Time –

“The WNBA is excited to bring WNBA All-Star 2019 to the Entertainment Capital of the World for the first time,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders. “Las Vegas fans have enthusiastically supported the Aces in their first season and will now have the chance to see the best players in the world compete on the same court next summer.”

“The MGM and Aces families are excited to host the WNBA All-Star Game next season,” said Las Vegas Aces President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Bill Laimbeer. “In Las Vegas, putting on a show is what we do and next summer will be no different. We expect to provide the WNBA players and fans with an experience like nothing they have seen before.” “The All-Star Game has always been the ultimate celebration of the best that the WNBA has to offer,” said MGM Resorts International Corporate Vice President of Marketing-Entertainment and Sports Lance Evans. “The Minnesota Lynx and their staff certainly set the bar extremely high this weekend. Bringing the game to the Entertainment Capital of the World is a natural next step in the game’s evolution, and we expect to raise that bar to make WNBA All-Star Weekend one of the premier basketball events in the world.”

Fans interested in attending WNBA All-Star 2019 can reserve their tickets starting today. More information regarding deposits is currently available here. Initial priority will be given to Aces 2019 season ticket members, followed by those fans who place deposits, before tickets go on sale to the general public. Please visit LasVegasAces.com throughout the year for additional updates on WNBA All-Star 2019.

The 2018 WNBA regular season runs through Aug. 19 and the playoffs begin on Aug. 21. For more information on the WNBA and game tickets, fans may visit www.wnba.com.

WNBA ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY

Date

Location

Results

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

*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, 2012 or 2016 prior to the Olympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio, respectively.