The WNBA announced on Thursday that the 2023 All-Star Game will take place in Las Vegas on July 15th.
The city will hold the event for the third time, having previously done so in 2019 and 2021.
The Las Vegas Aces, defending WNBA champions, will play at Michelob Ultra Arena. On Friday, there will be a skills challenge and a competition for shooting from three points, and the league will hold a two-day fan festival in Las Vegas called “WNBA Live.”
“We’re excited to once again host the league’s signature showcase event in the sports and entertainment capital of the world,” Aces president Nikki Fargas said in a statement. “Las Vegas has showed up and showed out for the Aces and the WNBA since our first season, and we are looking forward to welcoming fans from around the world back to Michelob Ultra Arena for another incredible celebration of the best that women’s basketball has to offer.”
The sale of tickets will begin on January 19.
On May 19, the WNBA will begin its 27th season with a 40-game regular season for the first time in the league’s history.
“The WNBA is thrilled to bring AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023, to Las Vegas, a city that showed such incredible support for the Aces and the WNBA throughout last season,” WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “And I can’t think of a better location for us to host our second annual ‘WNBA Live’ interactive fan event that will give WNBA fans two days of incredible opportunities to engage with our brand and partners who have stepped up to support the WNBA.”