Lynx to play postseason games at Williams Arena

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 28, 2017

Trouble is, the Minnesota Wild are ready to begin their season, and other events are already booked so the Lynx announced Thursday that they will move to Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus when the playoffs begin.

In the past six seasons, the Lynx have played for the championship five times and won three titles. The Lynx have been playing at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul during the regular season while target Center is under construction. Target Center, where the Lynx normally play, isn't scheduled to reopen until October, well beyond the WNBA playoff window. "Williams is one of the most historic and unique venues in all of basketball, and our programs know it creates one of the greatest home court advantages in the sport". The top two teams receive a bye into the semifinals, while the next two receive a bye to the second round. Williams Arena, located on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, won't host any Golden Gophers basketball games until November. Other Gophers in the past have played for the hometown team, including WNBA champions Janel McCarville and Shae Kelley, and Emily Fox was drafted by the Lynx in 2009. "We have the best fans and we're all looking forward to seeing them over at the U".

"I have a lot of fond memories and just being over there is going to be cool", Whalen said in a statement.

Williams Arena last hosted the Lynx in 2007.

For one Lynx player, playing at Williams will feel familiar. "We have the best fans and we're all looking forward to seeing them over at the U", she said. In order to secure maximum comfort for its loyal fan base, the Lynx will install and pay for temporary air conditioning systems.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at a later date after the Lynx have clinched a playoff berth.

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