Toronto Will Host Canada’s First-Ever WNBA

Toronto Will Host Canada's First-Ever WNBA

Big news, basketball fans! Toronto will host Canada’s first-ever WNBA (The Women’s National Basketball Association) game this season. SO, on Tuesday, the league confirmed the preseason game, which will take place on May 13th, 2023 at Scotiabank Arena. 

How Many Teams Will Participate

The Minnesota Lynx and the Chicago Sky are the two teams participating in the game. “As Canadian stars like Bridget Carleton, Natalie Achonwa, and Kia Nurse continue to flourish and drive interest around the league, we’re looking forward to building on the momentum and excitement surrounding the WNBA in Canada with this historic game.”

So, Chicago Sky President Adam Fox stated that the team is “thrilled” to be able to play a preseason game in Toronto. 

“We know that Canada has a rich women’s basketball history, a passion for the game, and shared values around diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Fox said.

How Many Teams Will Participate?

The Minnesota Lynx and the Chicago Sky are the two teams participating in Canada’s first-ever WNBA game. “As Canadian stars like Bridget Carleton, Natalie Achonwa, and Kia Nurse continue to flourish and drive interest around the league, we’re looking forward to building on the momentum and excitement surrounding the WNBA in Canada with this historic game.”

Chicago Sky President Adam Fox stated that the team is “thrilled” to be able to play a preseason game in Toronto. 

“We know that Canada has a rich women’s basketball history, a passion for the game, and shared values around diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Fox said.

Lynx’s Bridget Carleton: Ready to Make History

Bridget Carleton of the Lynx is looking forward to Canada’s first- ever WNBA game in her home country of Canada. When the WNBA announced the Toronto game on Jan. 18, Carleton, who has since re-signed with Minnesota, was a free agent.

When the WNBA announced in January that it would bring a preseason game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Chicago Sky to Toronto, Canadians rejoiced not only at the opportunity to see women’s professional sports firsthand in a city where they have rarely played, but also at the return of one of their own.

“I’m so excited,” Carleton said Wednesday at the Lynx’s Media Day in Minneapolis, only 72 hours after ending her Euro League season in Spain. So, “I’m just getting over the fact that it’s actually happening.”

It’s a special place for Carleton, who grew up in Canada without seeing women’s professional sports played in her nation and is now a part of one of the teams competing in Canada’s first WNBA game.

Khusboo Kumari

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