Mercury and Suns announce unprecedented double schedule

PHOENIX – After a Game 2 victory in Las Vegas last night to secure Game 4 in Phoenix, three-time WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury and reigning NBA Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns will host an unprecedented NBA / WNBA doubles program at the Footprint Center Wednesday October 6.

The Suns’ pre-game game against the Los Angeles Lakers will kick off an afternoon of basketball action in the newly renovated arena in downtown Phoenix at 3 p.m. PT. on NBATV, while Mercury’s Game 4 showdown with the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA semifinals begins at 7 p.m. PT on ESPN.

Both games will be played on the Phoenix Mercury field.

“There were a lot of moving parts and a number of groups including the NBA and WNBA, the Lakers and their local broadcast partner, and ESPN who had to work together to make this happen,” Rowley said. , President and CEO of Suns. Legacy Partners, LLC. “Ultimately, all parties should be proud to be a part of this historic dual program. Personally, I’m looking forward to a Phoenix sweep!

Originally slated for a 7 p.m. tip at the Footprint Center, the Suns and Lakers have been proactively working to bring forward the start time of their preseason showdown to ensure the Mercury will play Game 4 in their home arena.

While the two matches will act as a double schedule, each match will be treated as separate events. Fans will need to purchase separate tickets for each match. The Suns pre-game general gates will open at 2 p.m. (PayPal SixthMan member doors will open at 1:45 p.m.), while the Mercury game general gates will open at 6 p.m. (5:45 p.m. for PayPal X-Factor members) .

Tickets for the Mercury game are on sale now. As an added benefit to members, PayPal SixthMan Season Ticket members will have the opportunity to claim free tickets to Mercury Game 4 of the Semi-Finals vs Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday.