CHICAGO – The Chicago Sky has unveiled its 2020 regular season schedule. The Sky’s home opener at Wintrust Arena against the Minnesota Lynx will be one of three games tipping off at 7 p.m. on May 15 to officially mark start of the 2020 WNBA season, which runs through Sept. 20, the league announced today.
The 2020 regular season marks the 15th for the Chicago Sky franchise and 24th for the WNBA. This season will be the first in which all 12 WNBA teams play an all-time high of 36 games, since the league increased the schedule by two games from the previous 34-game format.
“Seeing our schedule, especially how we will be tested right from the beginning is exciting to me,” said Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade. “And it’s a reminder that the WNBA season is right around the corner.”
ESPN2 will nationally broadcast two Chicago Sky matches; the first being June 27 vs. the Las Vegas Aces, and on Aug. 25 vs. the Los Angeles Sparks. More information on local and national broadcasts, as well as streaming on Twitter and WNBA League Pass, will be released at a later date.
The Chicago Sky’s complete 2020 regular season schedule can be found here. This season’s highlights include:
- Chicago competes against three teams in the league four times throughout the regular season – Atlanta, Connecticut, and Indiana. All other teams the Sky will play three times.
- The Sky kicks off the season with two back-to-back games, the first at home on May 15 at 7:00 p.m., before traveling to play the Atlanta Dream the following night at State Farm Arena. It’s the only back-to-back stint of the Sky’s season.
- “Starting out season off with a back-to-back is a challenge, but it’s a challenge we’re ready for,” Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade said.
- Twenty-three of the Sky’s 36 games this summer will be played on a weekend.
- Of the weekend games, nine will be at home at Wintrust Arena – seven Fridays and two Sundays.
- The month of September consists of the most road games in a month for Chicago, with 5. The Sky play four road competitions in May, and three each month in June, July, and August.
- The Sky’s longest homestand is four games on two different occasions – both in the month of June.
- Chicago’s longest road trip spans across the Fourth of July holiday – from June 27 to July 5 – with the Sky playing five games in nine days.
- The schedule features nine matinee games, with tip-off times ranging from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by visiting sky.wnba.com/tickets. To learn about full-season memberships and flexible payment options call 866-SKY-WNBA to speak with a Chicago Sky team member.