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The WNBA’s Spokane Shock are scheduled to begin playing in Spokane on July 10 and will be one of three teams in the WNBA to begin the new season in Spokane, the league announced on Wednesday.
Spokane Shock coach Landon Donovan said the team’s new stadium will be located in Spokane Valley, which the Shock purchased in the fall of 2017 and the Shock hope to fill with fans.
Spokane Valley will be a stadium of sorts.
I want to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey with us, the Shock, our sponsors and everyone who is here to support us.
The Shock are on the verge of their first season in the league, which began in 2020, and will have a home opener in Spokane in July, followed by a home game in Spokane against the University of Southern California.
The shock, which was named the WNWL’s 2017 Women’s World Championship champion and WNBA Rookie of the Year, are on track to play at least three more games in Spokane before they begin their 2017 campaign.
Spokane has also secured a new arena for the Shock as part of a $25 million renovation project.
In 2019, the Spokane Shock were the WNWA Women’s Champions and the WBL Women’s Champion.
The Spokane Shock played in Spokane’s new home in 2019 as part to the renovation project, and the team announced that the Shock will play a season of league play in Spokane starting in 2019.
This marks the first time that the Spokane Storm have been back in Spokane since their inaugural season in 2021.
The league announced in May that Spokane Shock would play three home games in 2018, three home dates in 2019 and a one-game road trip in 2020.
The Storm will also play four home games this season, including a home date against the Arizona Rattlers on Aug. 1 in Spokane.
The Rattlers, who will move from Arizona to Spokane in 2019, will join the Shock for the 2019 season.
The Seattle Storm are scheduled for a one game road trip to take on the Arizona Wildcats in Phoenix on Aug 12.
The Wildcats have been a regular fixture in Spokane for many years and will join Spokane in 2018 as part the new renovation project to replace the old Tacoma Dome, which is being demolished to make way for a new stadium.
Spokane’s WNBA will also continue to play home games, as it will play seven home games during the 2019-2020 season.