January 12, 2023 

Las Vegas to host WNBA All-Star 2023

The 2023 All-Star Game is scheduled for July 15 at Michelob ULTRA Arena.

Las Vegas, and the defending champion Aces, will host WNBA All-Star 2023 according to a release from the league on Thursday. The WNBA 3-Point Contest in partnership with PepsiCo and WNBA Skills Challenge will be held on July 14 and the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will follow on July 15 at Michelob Ultra Arena. This will be the third time Las Vegas has hosted the league’s all-star festivities.

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“We’re excited to once again host the league’s signature showcase event in the sports and entertainment capital of the world,” Aces president Nikki Fargas said in the release. “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 WNBA also announced the return of its two-day “WNBA Live” fan event that was introduced in 2022. WNBA All-Star 2022 was held in Chicago making this the second consecutive year that the defending champion will host the midseason showcase. Las Vegas has hosted the second-most all-star events trailing only Connecticut which has hosted four times.

The Aces and Chicago Sky led nominations for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game sending four players each. Las Vegas’ A’ja Wilson served as a captain in the game and teammate Kelsey Plum turned in an MVP performance for Team Wilson who topped Team (Breanna) Stewart. Allie Quigley of the Sky and Sabrina Ionescu of the New York Liberty won the 3-Point and Skills contests, respectively.

Tickets for the 2023 AT&T All-Star Game, as well as the 3-Point Contest and Skills Challenge, will be available to the public at 1 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) on Jan. 19.

The WNBA will start its 27th season on Friday, May 19. Teams are slated to play a record 40 games in the regular season which will end on Sept. 10.

Written by Caylen Johnson

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