WNBA announces plans to start shortening season at IMG Academy
of Washington Mystics They will start their championship fight at the end of July.
The WNBA announced on Monday that the league has reached an agreement to play a shortened season at the IMG Academy. The start date of the game is July 24.
The league originally scheduled to start on May 15th reduced the time for 22 regular season and regular playoff games.
All details have not yet been finalized, but in a statement released today, the alliance said its focus is on safety.
The WNBA announced plans to extend the 2020 season.
-WNBA (@WNBA) June 15, 2020
Starting in July, the IMG Academy will become the home of each of the 12 teams in the league and serve as a single venue for training camps, games, and housing. The health and safety of players and employees remains a top priority, and the league is working with medical experts, public health experts, and government officials to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that appropriate medical procedures and protective measures are in place. Due to the instability caused by the pandemic, the league and players will continue to review appropriate health and safety procedures and make necessary changes to the plan before arriving at the site to prepare for training camp and throughout the season.
All games will be played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in a bubble-like environment without the participation of fans.
The WNBA playoff format will remain the same, and follow the same agreement as in recent seasons-NCAA March Madness style single elimination format.
The league then switched to a five-game winning series in the semi-finals and finals, ending sometime in October.
This post is written by Wentreal Holland