MERCURY AND FOX SPORTS ARIZONA SET 2020 LOCAL BROADCAST SLATE

With new momentum behind the WNBA in anticipation of the 2020 season launch this Saturday, the three-time champion Phoenix Mercury and local broadcast partner Fox Sports Arizona today announced a seven-game slate of broadcasts on the network.  Despite a shortened 22-game regular season from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl., FOX Sports Arizona and the Mercury will still air the same number of games as 2019.

Thanks to FOX Sports Arizona (seven games), the ESPN family of networks (six games), and CBS Sports Network (five games), at least 18 of the Mercury’s 22 regular-season games will be available to basketball fans in Phoenix, live in their living rooms.  The remaining four games will be streamed via WNBA League Pass.  Additional Mercury games may still be added locally or nationally at a later date.

The full schedule is listed below.

Hall-of-Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale returns for her seventh year as color commentator for Phoenix and will be joined by longtime Suns and Mercury host and play-by-play broadcaster Tom Leander.  The pair will broadcast the games remotely from Phoenix.

Information on where to find FOX Sports Arizona for each respective cable or satellite provider can be found by clicking here, while information on where to find FOX Sports Arizona Plus channels can be found here. All games televised on FSAZ or FSAZ+ will also be streamed on the FOX Sports GO app.

 

DATE                    OPPONENT          TIME                    NATIONAL TV

JULY (2 home/1 away)

Sat.        25          LOS ANGELES       12 p.m.            ABC

Wed.      29          @ Indiana            4 p.m.

Fri.         31          LAS VEGAS           7 p.m.                CBS Sports Network

 

AUGUST (6 home/8 away)

Sun.       2            @ New York         10 a.m.               ESPN

Tue.       4            @ Atlanta            4 p.m.                  ESPN2

Thu.       6            CHICAGO             7 p.m.                ESPN2

Sat.        8            @ Seattle             12 p.m.                ABC

Mon.      10          @ Dallas              4 p.m.                 ESPN2

Wed.      12          @ Chicago           6 p.m.         FSAZ/FSAZ+

Fri.         14          ATLANTA             7 p.m.        FSAZ+

Sun.       16          DALLAS                5 p.m.        FSAZ/FSAZ+

Wed.      19          @ Los Angeles     7 p.m.

Fri.         21          MINNESOTA        7 p.m.               CBS Sports Network

Sun.       23          @ Washington    5 p.m.       FSAZ/FSAZ+

Wed.      26          CONNECTICUT     7 p.m.            CBS Sports Network

Fri.         28          WASHINGTON     7 p.m.             CBS Sports Network

Sun.       30          @ Minnesota      3 p.m.        FSAZ+

 

SEPTEMBER (3 home/2 away)

Tue.       1            @ Las Vegas         7 p.m.         FSAZ+

Thu.       3            INDIANA              7 p.m.

Sat.        5            NEW YORK          5 p.m.

Wed.      9            @ Connecticut    4 p.m.        FSAZ+

Fri.         11          SEATTLE               7 p.m.                 CBS Sports Network

 

The Phoenix Mercury return this summer in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Official Home of the 2020 WNBA Season. Led by the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith, the Mercury open its title quest on July 25 against the Los Angeles Sparks at 12 p.m. Phoenix time on ABC. While the surroundings may be unfamiliar and the stands may be empty, this moment and this season is #4TheValley. For more information, visit PhoenixMercury.com.