The start of the 2021 WNBA season is officially here, with the 32-game regular-season schedule set to tip off on Friday night around the league.
The opening night slate will feature four games with teams playing in their home markets after spending the entirety of the 2020 season in Bradenton, Fla.
The remaining four WNBA teams will begin their seasons on Saturday, with two more games taking place Sunday to finish up the opening weekend’s slate of games.
Celebrating its praise-worthy 25th seasons in 2021, the WNBA will have games available for viewing on national broadcasts as well as on social media and other streaming services throughout the summer.
The regular-season schedule will feature 100 nationally televised games on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network and NBA TV. Streaming platforms to watch games through will include Twitter, Facebook, Amazon Prime Video and WNBA League Pass, among other platforms.
In addition to the WNBA legends and icons and activists, inspirations and pioneers that have graced the hardwood over the last quarter-century, the season starts with a true example of the change that these women demanded in 2020 and the years preceding the pandemic that saw the WNBA move to the forefront of sports as leaders in the fight against systemic racism, social justice and sex discrimination.