Lynx to Play Exhibition Game at Sports Pavilion
April 10, 2012
The Minnesota Lynx announced the team's exhibition schedule for the 2012 WNBA season, which includes a game at the University of Minnesota's Sports Pavilion on Tuesday, May 15 at 12 p.m. against the Chicago Sky. The game will be the first opportunity for fans to see the Lynx, who finished last season by sweeping the Atlanta Dream for the team's first WNBA championship. Prior to visiting the Sports Pavilion, the Lynx will travel to Connecticut to face the Sun on Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. CDT.
"We have enjoyed playing exhibition games at Concordia College and the College of St. Benedict's over the past three years," said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. "Those settings created a fun, exciting atmosphere for the games. The move to the University of Minnesota is an indication of the increased interest surrounding our team. Last year, we literally ran out of space at Concordia, and we are looking forward to a larger, even more enthusiastic crowd for this year's preseason game."
Minnesota's game at the Sports Pavilion will be their third on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Previously the Lynx had played at Williams Arena in 2005 and the Sports Pavilion in 2006. In addition to their games in Minneapolis, the Lynx have played preseason games throughout the greater Minnesota area, including games in Mankato (1999), Rochester (2000, 2003), St. Joseph (2009) and St. Paul (2010, 2011).
Tickets for the Lynx preseason game at the Sports Pavilion are currently available for purchase and begin as low as $15. Season ticket holders can purchase tickets for as low as $10, while group rates begin at $8. To purchase tickets, fans can call 612-673-8400 or visit the Lynx website at www.lynxbasketball.com.
- Release courtesy of the Minnesota Lynx