Throwback Thursday | A Look Back At The First Lynx Logo

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

As part of Throwback Thursday, we go back to the first Minnesota Lynx logo in preparation to the team’s unveil of their new logo on Friday night in St. Paul.

On April 22, 1998, the WNBA announced it would be adding two expansion teams, Minnesota and Orlando, for the 1999 season.

About eight and a half months after that announcement, the team announced its name on Dec. 5 at the Burnsville Mall.

The original Lynx logo, which is the current logo to date, was also unveiled at the mall.

While they unveiled the logo, it was described as a sharp-eyed Lynx growling over the WNBA multi-colored basketball. The Lynx logo shared the same blue, silver and green team colors that the Minnesota Timberwolves did at the time.

On Friday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the Lynx will unveil its first logo since the creation of the team.

The logo will be unveiled at halftime of Minnesota’s game against the Los Angeles Sparks. Artist Dan Dunn will be painting the logo for all fans in attendance to see for the first time.

If you can’t make it to the game in St. Paul, be sure to tune into the game on Fox Sports North Plus, NBATV and 106.1 BOB FM.