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About WNBA Basketball
With star female athletes joining the ranks, the WNBA has grown immensely in popularity over the course of a few years. Playing a high caliber game, these young athletes are ready to give it all on the court for their teams. Be one of the thousands of fans at a WNBA game this season, get your cheap tickets today!
Up and Coming League
With the full backing of the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association was created as an eight-team league in 1996. At the time of its inception, the WNBA was not the only professional women’s basketball league. The American Basketball League was also created in 1996 with the intention of bringing together the best female athletes to a professional level. Coming hot off the 1996 Summer Olympics with a gold winning USA women’s national team, the WNBA played their first games. The first ever WNBA game was between the New York Liberty and the Los Angeles Sparks. In 1998, the eight-team league expanded to ten with the additions of the Detroit Shock and the Washington Mystics. By 1999 the league was up to twelve teams when they added the Orlando Miracle and the Minnesota Lynx.
Within the first few seasons the league did not get the reception that they had been longing for. Their luck shifted when the American Basketball League folded in 1999, sending all their best players including former Olympians and NCAA stars over to the WNBA. Now with a wider breadth of bigger stars, the level of competition heightened making games more exciting to watch. For the first four years of the league, the Houston Comets dominated the court. Leaving all the competition in the dust, the Comets brought home four titles under the direction of Van Chancellor. In 2002 the NBA sold their ownership of the WNBA to either their NBA counterparts or to a third-party bidder. This resulted in several teams relocating and changing their names. As the league evolved, more and more fans have been flocking to WNBA games. Don’t wait, get your cheap tickets to the 2019 WNBA season today!
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