WNBA teams get creative for 2023 schedule release

ByWilliam E. Ricks ESPN logo
Thursday, December 8, 2022

WNBA teams and fans can begin getting amped up for the upcoming season with the league releasing its schedule on Wednesday.

The regular season will begin on May 19, 2023, and end on Sept. 10. It will be a 40-game campaign per team, a record for the association. All squads will play on the final day of the regular season, adding some potential drama to the impending playoff race.

Now that teams have their schedules in hand, their social media accounts found fun ways to showcase them to their followers.

Here's a look at the most creative schedule releases across the WNBA:

Chicago Sky

Chicago's 2023 schedule reveal used inspiration from Taylor Swift's "Midnights," Kendrick Lamar's "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers," Beyonce's "Renaissance" and Bad Bunny's "Un Verano Sin Ti" album covers.

Dallas Wings

Dallas hopped on the sticks and used NBA 2k23 to drop its regular-season schedule.

Atlanta Dream

The Dream tapped roller skating company SkateLyfe TV to help out with their schedule release.

Connecticut Sun

Connecticut hit the arcade for a WNBA Jam-style schedule rundown.

Seattle Storm

The Storm spilled the beans on their 2023 schedule at a local coffee shop.

Phoenix Mercury

Phoenix used inspiration from the social media app BeReal to remind fans of its season opener on May 21, 2023.

Washington Mystics

The Mystics stitched together an outstanding fit for star guard Natasha Cloud in their release video.

New York Liberty

New York's mascot, Ellie the Elephant, took a tour of Brooklyn, New York, that featured a breakdown of the Liberty's 2023 regular season.

Minnesota Lynx

Minnesota lined up its 2023 schedule like it was the musical event of the year.

Los Angeles Sparks

Los Angeles' schedule passed through the hands of locals before arriving at Crypto.com Arena, the Sparks' home court for the upcoming year.

Indiana Fever

Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell took a tour of the team's home arena, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, featuring a couple of Easter eggs about Indiana's 2023 schedule.

Las Vegas Aces

When you're the defending WNBA champions, all you need is a hype video for a schedule reveal. The Aces used footage from their championship parade and their 2022 season to get fans pumped for the upcoming season.