ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Dream will host the Tulsa Shock on May 5 in its only preseason matchup. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET at Philips Arena.
This is the first preseason game the Dream has hosted at Philips Arena since the 2009 season. The Dream participated last spring in the first ever WNBA game played in Europe, playing the Great Britain National Team in Manchester during preseason.
This year, the trend continues with multiple WNBA teams competing against international competition. The Dream will travel to Seattle to participate in closed scrimmages against the Chinese National Women's Basketball Team and Japanese Women's National Basketball Team on May 11-12. The Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury will both host preseason games against international competition, with the Sparks hosting the Chinese and Japanese national teams and the Mercury hosting the Japanese national team.
Tickets to the Dream's preseason game will be available when all single game tickets go on sale in mid-April.
The Atlanta Dream tips off its fifth season this summer at Philips Arena as part of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the world's longest-running women's professional sports league. The Dream, the defending two-time, back-to-back Eastern Conference Champion, opens its home schedule on May 25 against the New York Liberty. Season and group tickets are on sale now and individual tickets will be available for purchase in the spring. For more information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.
2012 WNBA PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Local Time Venue City
Sat. May 5 Tulsa Atlanta 2:00 p.m. Philips Arena Atlanta, Ga.
Sat. May 5 Indiana San Antonio 7:00 p.m. Trinity University San Antonio, Tex.
Sat. May 5 China National Team Los Angeles 4:00 p.m. Pasadena College Pasadena, Calif.
Mon. May 7 New York Connecticut 7:00 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Conn.
Tue. May 8 Japan National Team Phoenix 7:00 p.m. US Airways Center Phoenix, Ariz.
Wed. May 9 San Antonio Indiana 12:00 p.m. Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.
Thur. May 10 Minnesota Connecticut 7:00 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Conn.
Thur. May 10 Washington Chicago 7:00 p.m. New Trier High School Winnetka, Ill.
Thur. May 10 Japan National Team Los Angeles 7:30 p.m. Southwest College Los Angeles, Calif.
Fri. May 11 Seattle Tulsa 11:30 a.m. BOK Center Tulsa, Okla.
Sun. May 13 Los Angeles Seattle 2:00 p.m. KeyArena Seattle, Wash.
Mon. May 14 Chicago New York 10:30 a.m. Prudential Center Newark, N.J.
Mon. May 14 Connecticut Washington 7:00 p.m. Verizon Center Washington, D.C.
Tue. May 15 Chicago Minnesota 12:00 p.m. U. of Minn. Sports Pavilion Minneapolis, Minn.