The 2022 WNBA All-Star Festivities will be played in Wintrsut Arena, the home of the defending champions Chicago Sky, the team announced on Thursday afternoon.
We're hosting the 2022 @WNBA All-Star Game at @WintrustArena!
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— Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) April 28, 2022
This marks the first time the city of Chicago will host the WNBA’s midseason activities.
“The WNBA is excited to bring AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 and an innovative new ‘WNBA Live’ event to Chicago, a city that showed such electric support for the Chicago Sky and the WNBA throughout last season and especially during the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert on a statement.
In addition, WNBA will unveil its new “WNBA Live”, an outdoor event where fans will be able to experience “the intersection of the WNBA, entertainment and pop culture like never before.”
On July 9th, the two All-Star teams will have their practices at McCormick Place and later that day the Mountain-Dew 3-Point Contest and Skills Challenge will take place. The events will be broadcasted by ESPN.
As for the main event, WNBA All-Star Game, on July 10, will be on ABC.