After significant discussions with the league’s key stakeholders, including the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), the WNBA has announced elements of plans to return to the court to begin the 2020 season.
The league is finalizing a partnership that would make IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Official Home of the 2020 WNBA season highlighted by a competitive schedule of 22 regular-season games followed by a traditional playoff format.
Players will receive full pay, full benefits in the modified season.
Beginning in July, IMG Academy will be the home for each of the league’s 12 teams and serve as a single site for training camp, games and housing.
Under the current plan, teams will report to IMG Academy in early July and regular-season action will tip-off in late July after a team training camp period.
The WNBA 2020 season will be played without fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regular-season matchups and times for WNBA 2020 Tip-Off, will be announced at a later date.