WNBA All-Star game returns to PhoenixPosted: Updated:
The game is scheduled for July 19.
Launched in 1997, the WNBA played its first All-Star game in 1999. The Mercury hosted the second East-West match-up in 2000. Most of the recent games have been played on the East Coast.
In addition to playing on the last three Olympic teams, Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been part of several All-Star West teams since the Mercury drafted her as the No. 1 pick in 2004. Brittney Griner joined her on the All-Star court last year. The West won 102-98.
Mercury and Suns season-ticket holders can buy their All-Star 2014 tickets starting Wednesday. For every All-Star ticket sold, the Mercury will donate $1 to local charities that help military members and their families.
The Phoenix Mercury holds three conference titles (1998, 2007, 2009) and two championship titles (2007, 2009).
There are 12 teams in the WNBA.
The Super Bowl is not the onlyyy national sporting event being held in Phoenix! Just announced: WNBA All-Star game will be here July 19th!— Jill Galus (@JillGalus) January 22, 2014