Minnesota Lynx to Open 2017 Season at Xcel Energy Center on May 14 vs Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team’s schedule for the upcoming 2017 season. The Lynx will kick off their 19th season in the WNBA at Xcel Energy Center vs. Chicago on Sunday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. The 2017 campaign includes 34 regular-season games from May 14 through Sept. 3. Full-season memberships, which include tickets to all 17 home games and priority playoff seating, are still available by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com/membership or by calling 612-673-8400.

Last season the Lynx announced that Xcel Energy Center will be the team’s venue for home games during the 2017 season. The team’s relocation is due to the previously announced major renovation and complete shutdown of Target Center taking place during the summer and early fall of 2017.

The 2017 campaign includes three nationally broadcast games on ESPN2: May 18 at New York, July 6 vs. Los Angeles and Aug. 8 at Atlanta.

Minnesota’s 17-game home schedule includes 11 weekend games (4 Friday, 1 Saturday, 6 Sunday), three on Tuesday, one on Wednesday and two on Thursday. The team’s annual camp day is Wednesday, July 19 at 12 p.m. when the Lynx host Dallas. The Lynx have two three-game homestands (June 17-25; July 16-25) and two three-game road trips (June 3-11; Aug. 25-30).

The Lynx’ home half of the schedule is highlighted by a rematch of last year’s WNBA Finals when the Los Angeles Sparks visit the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, July 6 and Friday, Aug. 11. Other notable home games include matchups against Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday, July 16 and Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Breanna Stewart, Jewel Lloyd and the Seattle Storm on Sunday, July 30.

Minnesota’s preseason schedule and 2017 local television broadcast schedule will be released at a later date. Following are key facts regarding the Lynx 2017 regular-season schedule.