— Season Opens May 14 at Seattle
— Indiana Hosts Connecticut in May 20 Home Opener
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever will open their 18th WNBA season with road games at Seattle and Phoenix, before hosting a home opener against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 20 (7:00 p.m.).
Veteran WNBA coach Pokey Chatman begins her first season with Indiana when the Fever visit Seattle on Sunday, May 14, followed by a May 17 date at Phoenix. The Fever’s opening homestand features a Bankers Life Fieldhouse debut with Connecticut, followed by a meeting with defending league champion Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 24.
Indiana’s 34-game regular season schedule concludes Sept. 2 against San Antonio. The WNBA’s 21st season again welcomes a balanced schedule with Indiana facing the Washington Mystics four times, and the remaining 10 opponents three times each.
Schedule Highlights Include:
• Indiana fans will have the chance to see defending WNBA champion Los Angeles and 2016 MVP Nneka Ogwumike twice this year when the Sparks come to Indianapolis, May 24 (7:00 p.m.) and June 24 (7:00 p.m.).
• The Fever franchise will retire the jersey of 16-year superstar Tamika Catchings when the Sparks visit on Saturday, June 24.
• One of the Fever’s largest crowds every season is welcomed during an annual Kids Day game (12:00 p.m.). Indiana hosts San Antonio on Kids Day 2017, on Wednesday, July 12.
• Indiana’s longest homestand is a 3-game schedule with Dallas on June 3 (7:00 p.m.), Phoenix on June 7 (7:00 p.m.) and Seattle on June 9 (7:00 p.m.). The club’s longest road swing is a four-game set, July 17-25, at Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio and Dallas.
• The second year of the WNBA’s balanced schedule features a home/road mix that features a pair of home dates with WNBA Finalists L.A. and Minnesota, as well as traditional Western Conference foe San Antonio. Indiana will make a pair of West trips to face Dallas, Phoenix and Seattle.
• Indiana renews its I-65 rivalry with the Chicago Sky with three matchups: at Chicago, June 18 and June 28, and in Indy on Friday, August 4 (7:00 p.m.).