Lynx to play preseason game in Rochester, Minn.

The Minnesota Lynx will play a preseason game at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn.

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The Minnesota Lynx will play a preseason game at the Mayo Civic Center in Rocehster, Minn., the team announced Monday.

The team will play the Washington Mystics at 4 p.m. on May 8, the second of two preseason games it has scheduled. The Lynx will also visit New York on May 5.

"The Lynx are thrilled to be returning to Rochester this spring, especially with the great people at Mayo Clinic," Timberwolves and Lynx team president Chris Wright said in a statement. "With the Lynx coming off the 2015 WNBA Championship, it’s a great opportunity to give our fans in Southern Minnesota a chance see our phenomenal product as well as showcase our great partnership with Mayo Clinic. We are looking forward to a large and enthusiastic crowd for this year’s game."

Minnesota’s game in Rochester is its third trip to the Mayo Civic Center and first since announcing a multi-year marquee partnership with Mayo Clinic prior to the 2014 season. The Lynx last played in Rochester when they hosted the Washington Mystics on May 9, 2003. The Lynx also hosted the Portland Fire on May 26, 2000 at Mayo Civic Center.

"We are excited to collaborate with community partners and the Minnesota Lynx to bring the Lynx to Rochester," said Dr. John T. Wald, medical director of public affairs and marketing at Mayo Clinic. "We share the goal of creating, building and sustaining relationships that benefit the community as a whole."

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