Mercury to host 2014 WNBA All-Star Game

The Phoenix Mercury will host the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game at US Airways Center on Saturday, July 19. Tip-off will be at 12:30 p.m. in Arizona (3:30 p.m. Eastern time).

This will be the league’s second All-Star game in Phoenix. The first was in 2000 — a 73-61 victory for the Western Conference in front of a sellout crowd of 17,717. Tina Thompson was the game’s Most Valuable Player.

 "There has been significant demand for the All-Star Game to be held in the West, and we cannot think of better hosts than the Phoenix Mercury organization and US Airways Center," WNBA president Laurel Richie said.

 "The only thing that could top playing in All-Star games in front of the great fans in Connecticut, who have always treated me so well, would be the opportunity to play in front of my home fans, the X-Factor, in Phoenix this summer," said Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury Guard. “Hosting the WNBA All-Star Game is an honor and a reward that our fans and organization have earned. I can’t wait.”

Mercury season ticket holders have the first opportunity to secure their seats for the All-Star Game through Feb. 7. Log on to PhoenixMercury.com/allstar for more information or call (602) 252-WNBA.