The 2017 WNBA season will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Washington Mystics. To celebrate the occasion, the team will unveil a logo that will reflect the milestone and be used throughout the upcoming season.
The Mystics joined the metropolitan area’s sport landscape in 1997 before tipping off their inaugural season on June 11, 1998, against the Charlotte Sting. Washington is one of three WNBA franchises to have hosted multiple All-Star games (2002, 2007).
The logo is made up of three main elements: a large platinum 20 with the word “seasons” etched on the base of the number two indicating that the team is celebrating its 20th season, the Mystics primary logo to identify the team name and colors, and a ribbon featuring the date 1998 the year the team was established.
The platinum 20 is intentionally large to represent the significance of reaching the 20th season milestone. Throughout the season the Mystics will host events acknowledging their past, and honoring those loyal fans that have been with the team since the inaugural season.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our 20th season in Washington D.C.,” said Jeff Bowler, Vice President of Business Operations. “We look forward to honoring this important milestone with our fans while looking forward to a new era of Mystics basketball that begins this May.”
In addition to enjoying an enhanced game day experience, fans will see the logo used throughout the season on the Washington Mystics website and social platforms. Players will also wear a 20th season anniversary patch on all game jerseys this season. The home red uniform will feature the logo with a navy blue ribbon, and the road blue jerseys will have the logo with a red ribbon, allowing the team’s full-color system to be showcased at all times.
The Washington Mystics will open the season on Sunday, May 14, at 3:00 p.m. against the San Antonio Stars. Full season-ticket memberships are currently on sale for the 20th season. Full season tickets start at just $11 per game. Fans can secure their season tickets for the Mystics by calling 1-877-DCHOOP-1 or for more information email the membership sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the AFL’s Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and the Eagle Bank arena at George Mason University. Monumental also is co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid.