Las Vegas is adding to its list of major sports events, with the AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023 to be staged at Michelob Ultra Arena, home of the defending WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces. The game on July 15 will be the centerpiece of two days of WNBA activities. In addition to the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game, the WNBA will host its “WNBA Live” fan festival, an interactive event open to the public.
This game will mark the third time Las Vegas will host the WNBA’s midseason showcase, most recently in 2021.
“The WNBA is thrilled to bring AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023, to Las Vegas, a city that showed such incredible support for the Aces and the WNBA throughout last season, especially during the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV when the Aces brought the city its first professional sports championship,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “This will be the third AT&T WNBA All-Star Game to take place in Las Vegas, where we had memorable experiences in 2019 and 2021. And I can’t think of a better location for us to host our second annual “WNBA Live” interactive fan event that will give WNBA fans two days of incredible opportunities to engage with our brand and partners who have stepped up to support the WNBA.”
On July 14, league stars will showcase their talents at the 3-Point Contest in partnership with PepsiCo and the WNBA Skills Challenge.
“We’re excited to once again host the league’s signature showcase event in the sports and entertainment capital of the world,” said Aces President Nikki Fargas. “Las Vegas has showed up and showed out for the Aces and the WNBA since our first season, and we are looking forward to welcoming fans from around the world back to Michelob ULTRA Arena for another incredible celebration of the best that women’s basketball has to offer.”
The 2023 WNBA regular season begins May 19 and will feature a record-high 40 games per team. The regular season will conclude on September 10.