Lynx to Celebrate Historic 25th Season June 9-11

Weekend will honor All-25 Team including Lynx legends Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson and will include WNBA great Fowles’ jersey retirement 

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx will celebrate their 25th season with a weekend-long commemoration June 9-11. As part of the special weekend, the Lynx All-25 Team, previously unveiled during Women’s History Month, will be celebrated in a postgame ceremony following Friday’s game vs. Indiana. On Sunday, the franchise will retire Lynx center and legend Sylvia Fowles’ jersey in a special postgame banner unveiling ceremony. In honor of Fowles’ ongoing commitment to the community, members of the All-25 Team will also participate in community basketball clinic in partnership with Urban Ventures on Saturday at Mayo Clinic Square.  

25th Anniversary Game, June 9: The special 25th anniversary game will feature 19 of the top 25 players of the Lynx All-25 Team. Lynx legends returning to Target Center include Moore, Augustus, Fowles, Whalen, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, along with Lynx Associate Head Coach Katie Smith and Lynx Assistant Coach Rebekkah Brunson and more. A postgame ceremony will spotlight each player’s franchise impact and historic accomplishments. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a piece of Lynx history – a commemorative Lynx championship court piece.  

Sylvia Fowles Jersey Retirement, June 11: The Lynx will honor Fowles’ historic career by retiring her number 34 following Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Sparks. Fowles was drafted and spent seven seasons with the Chicago Sky before being traded to Minnesota for her final eight seasons. Fowles retired at the end of the 2022 season as one of the most decorated players in WNBA history. During her prolific career, Fowles won two WNBA championships and was named Finals MVP both in 2015 and 2017, was named league MVP in 2017, is a four-time Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2013, 2016, 2021), was named to the All-Defensive Team 11 times, earned eight All-WNBA Team honors and is a four-time Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020). 

Limited Edition Lynx 25th Anniversary Merchandise: The Minnesota Lynx 25th Anniversary Collection is available exclusively through the Lynx Team Store and and includes a T-shirt and a sweatshirt that feature a commemorative nod to the team’s historic history. The WNBA Nike Rebel and Explorer jerseys also feature the limited-edition 25th anniversary patch. Rebel and Explorer jerseys featuring the Lynx 25th anniversary patch are exclusive to the official Lynx Team Store. 

Limited tickets remain for the historic 25th season celebration games at or by calling 612-673-8400.