A year after being in frigid Chicago, the WNBA All-Star weekend is on the move. The 2023 event will be played in Las Vegas at the Michelob Ultra Arena, home of the defending WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces, on Saturday, July 15. Vegas will be the centerpiece of two full days packed with WNBA activities. This marks the third time Las Vegas will host the WNBA’s midseason showcase, most recently in 2021.
In addition to the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game, the WNBA will look to host its “WNBA Live” fan festival, now in its second year. An exciting, interactive event open to the public, “WNBA Live” will provide fans an opportunity to experience the intersection of the WNBA, entertainment and culture leading up to the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game. Details for “WNBA Live” will be announced at a later date.
“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, especially during the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV when the Aces brought the city its first professional sports championship,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.
“This will be the third AT&T WNBA All-Star Game to take place in Las Vegas, where we had memorable experiences in 2019 and 2021,” she continued. “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.”
On Friday, July 14, some of the league’s biggest and brightest stars will display their talents at the 2023 edition of the WNBA 3-Point Contest in partnership with PepsiCo and WNBA Skills Challenge.
“We’re excited to once again host the league’s signature showcase event in the sports and entertainment capital of the world,” said Aces president Nikki Fargas. “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 2023 WNBA regular season tips off on Friday, May 19 and features a record-high 40 games per team. All 12 teams will be in action during the opening weekend of the league’s 27th regular season as part of WNBA Tip-Off 2023 presented by CarMax. The regular season will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 10, followed by the WNBA Playoffs presented by Google.