2022 Season Marks Mystics’ 25th Anniversary
Team Opens at Home on May 6 vs. Indiana
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics announced their 2022 regular season schedule today as the team is set to celebrate its upcoming 25th anniversary. Washington will tipoff the season on Friday, May 6 versus the Indiana Fever at 7:00 p.m. During the 2022 season, all WNBA teams will play an all-time high 36 games, an increase from the 34-game schedule. The 2022 Mystics season will be presented by Capital One.
Washington will welcome the Las Vegas Aces (May 10), Dallas Wings (May 13), 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky (May 22) and Atlanta Dream (May 24) to the Entertainment & Sports Arena during the month of May.
This season’s home schedule includes seven afternoon games against the Sky (May 22), Sun (June 19), Lynx (July 17), Storm (July 30 and July 31), Sparks (August 7) and Fever (August 14). The Mystics will only play one back-to-back during the season, with a home weekend matinee series versus the Seattle Storm.
The Mystics longest homestand will be July 30-August 2 when they will face Seattle (twice) and Las Vegas. The team’s longest road stretch is four games spanning from July 3-14, with games against Connecticut (July 3), Atlanta (July 6), Los Angeles (July 12) and Phoenix (July 14). Washington will also embark on a three-game west coast trip from June 21-25 against the Sparks, Storm and Aces.
After much success during its inaugural debut, the Commissioner’s Cup will return to the schedule with each team playing 10 qualifying games. The two teams (one Eastern Conference and one Western Conference) with the best qualifying records will play in the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game. Washington will play five qualifying games at home against Eastern Conference opponents spanning from May 6-June 19.
The 2022 WNBA season marks the 25th Anniversary for the Washington Mystics. Chartered in 1997, the Mystics are one of the first WNBA expansion franchises to be established and the longest tenured continuously operating women’s professional sports team in Washington, D.C.
The 25th anniversary season will include celebration of past players, highlights of top moments in franchise history, and recognition of a loyal fan base. Plans surrounding the 25th anniversary season including a logo, along with other anniversary festivities will be announced at a later date.
All Mystics home games, with the exception of the team’s game versus the Liberty, will be played at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Washington’s July 21st 11:30 a.m. matchup versus New York will be played at Capital One Arena, the team’s annual Camp Day game.
A copy of the Mystics’ schedule is attached and a link to the Mystics schedule release video can be found here.
For information on Mystics Club 52 full season memberships, presented by Ticketmaster, and to secure your seats for the upcoming season, please visit www.washingtonmystics.com. Information on individual game tickets will be available at a later date.