Lynx to Celebrate 2017 WNBA Championship with Banner Unveiling, Ring Ceremony and Special Halftime Performance from Montell Jordan

Limited tickets remain to see Lynx begin title defense with rematch of 2017 WNBA Finals

 MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx will tip off their 20th season in the WNBA with a rematch of last season’s Finals matchup against the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday, May 20 at the newly renovated Target Center. Tip is slated for 4 p.m. with doors opening at 2:30 p.m.

Fans are strongly encouraged to be in their seats by 3:30 p.m. to witness the unveiling of the 2017 WNBA Championship banner and ring ceremony. The players and coaches who were a part of last season’s title will be presented with their rings at center court and the banner will be revealed from its permanent location.

Fans will enjoy a special halftime performance from ‘90s hitmaker Montell Jordan, performing his chart-topping song, “This is How We Do It.” Jordan also performed at the team’s banner unveiling and ring ceremony in 2016 as the team celebrated their 2015 WNBA Championship.

This will be the first regular season home game for the Lynx back at the newly renovated Target Center. The Lynx played the home portion of their 2017 regular season schedule at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and captured the WNBA title at Williams Arena while renovations to Target Center were being completed. Target Center, a 2018 Sports Business Journal nominee for Sports Facility of the Year, underwent a $145 million renovation over the course of 18 months which included all new premium spaces, concourse and bowl renovations, a state-of-the-art scoreboard, refreshed restrooms, new seats, an upgraded sound system, digital signage, exterior work and a new skyway entrance.

Tickets are still available at The team recently opened up the upper level to meet demand, with tickets starting at $15. The Lynx recently launched a blended marketplace, so fans can see all team inventory and tickets being resold in one location on the website.