- More than 20 Games Available Across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2
- Two Double-Headers Opening Weekend
ESPN’s WNBA schedule will open on July 25, with a doubleheader featuring No. 1 draft pick Sabrina Ionescu and the New York Liberty vs. legend Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm at noon ET on ESPN, followed by Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks vs. Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury at 3 p.m. on ABC. Opening weekend continues on Sunday, July 26, with another double-header featuring Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx at Noon, on ESPN, and Chicago Sky vs. Las Vegas Aces at 3 p.m., on ABC.
The full slate will feature at least 24 games across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. All games will also be available in the ESPN App.
Additional Highlights of the More than 20-game schedule include:
- Reigning WNBA Champions Washington Mystics on July 30, August 7 and August 13
- Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm set to appear on July 25, July 30, August 4, August 6, August 8 and August 10.
- AP, Citizen Naismith & ESPN.com Player of the Year and No. 1 draft pick Sabrina Ionescu with the New York Liberty make 4 appearances across regular season schedule.
“We are in an exciting time with the return of sports and we are happy to welcome back the WNBA with a 20+ game regular season slate and continued post season coverage, including the best of five WNBA Championship,” said Carol Stiff, ESPN’s vice president of programming and acquisitions. “We look forward to another exhilarating season from some of the best athletes in the world.”
ESPN commentators will call the games remotely from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. campus. Booth teams include:
- Play-by-Play Ryan Ruocco and Analyst Rebecca Lobo
- Play-by-Play Pam Ward and Analyst LaChina Robinson
ESPN’s sideline star Holly Rowe will also participate in game coverage, providing insight and storytelling around various games.
There will be the typical six to eight cameras showcasing a multitude of angles on each game, with the use of some robotic cameras implemented to accommodate health and safety protocols related to social distancing. Other production elements will include live coach’s mics and player mics in select games.
Additional coverage details will be announced at a later date, along with details regarding the post season.
WNBA Television Schedule
|Sat, July 25||Noon||Seattle Storm vs. New York Liberty||ESPN|
|3 p.m.||Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury||ABC|
|Sun, July 26||Noon||Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx||ESPN|
|3 p.m.||Chicago Sky vs. Las Vegas Aces||ABC|
|Thu, July 30||6 p.m.||Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics||ESPN|
|10 p.m.||Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks||ESPN|
|Sun, Aug 2||1 p.m.||Phoenix Mercury vs. New York||ESPN|
|6 p.m.||Dallas Wings vs. Las Vegas Aces||ESPN2|
|Tue, Aug 4||7 p.m.||Phoenix Mercury vs. Atlanta Dream||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Connecticut Sun vs. Seattle Storm||ESPN2|
|Thu, Aug 6||6 p.m.||Seattle Storm vs. Atlanta Dream||ESPN2|
|10 p.m.||Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury||ESPN2|
|Fri, Aug 7||7 p.m.||New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Los Angeles Sparks vs. Las Vegas Aces||ESPN2|
|Sat, Aug 8||Noon||Atlanta Dream vs. Dallas Wings||ESPN2|
|3 p. m.||Phoenix Mercury vs. Seattle Storm||ABC|
|Sun, Aug 9||3 p.m.||Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty||ESPN|
|7 p.m.||Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks||ESPN2|
|Mon, Aug 10||7 p.m.||Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Chicago Sky vs. Seattle Storm||ESPN2|
|Tue, Aug 11||7 p.m.||Las Vegas Aces vs. Indiana Fever||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks||ESPN2|
|Thu, Aug 13||7 p.m.||Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics||ESPN2|
|9 p.m.||Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces||ESPN2|