The unveiling of an All-Star Game’s logo has become just as much of an event as the All-Star Game itself as fans everywhere get to see how the city or state the game is held in is incorporated with the logo itself.
Without further adieu…
Feast your eyes on the 2018 @WNBA All-Star logo. 👀
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) April 16, 2018
Take another look at the 2018 @WNBA All-Star logo. 👀
What classic Minnesota features do you see? pic.twitter.com/zper0YBCaA
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) April 17, 2018
Well for starters, the North Star which not only is a symbol of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, but also a unifying theme of the logos of the Glen Taylor-owned basketball franchises since the recent rebranding. Those teams are, of course, the Lynx, NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, and G-League’s Iowa Wolves.
Notice the trees at the top? Those signify Minnesota’s forests which are another flagship theme of its geography. Those wavy lines right below the trees and North Star are an ode to Minnesota’s status as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.”
It does have somewhat of a similar feel to last season’s All-Star logo for Seattle, but obviously with a Minnesota and Lynx touch to it.
— WNBA (@WNBA) March 1, 2017
The game itself is expected to be quite the event in a city that is home to one of the WNBA’s most loyal fanbases. The Lynx’s very own Maya Moore was crowned MVP in the last two All-Star Games in 2015 and 2017. With this season’s rendition in a renovated Target Center, Moore will certainly be determined to go for a three-peat at “Whose House? Our House” and send her home fans home happy.
Along with the unveiling of the logo, the Lynx also announced that tickets for the game have gone on sale. All-Star events will be unveiled at a later date.
One thing to watch out for will be what events will take place throughout the Twin Cities along with the game itself. Last season’s All-Star Game at KeyArena in Seattle saw the return of the three-point shooting contest which was won by the Chicago Sky’s Allie Quigley. Prior to the game itself, an orange WNBA flag was raised to the top of the Space Needle. What Minnesota has up its sleeve to top the Emerald City’s presentation of the game last year is yet to be seen…
Let’s go!! https://t.co/Pd7xrQHmbJ
— Lindsay Whalen (@Lindsay_13) April 17, 2018
#LynxNation let's put on a great show! Let's fill every seat. Talk to your family and friends about getting tickets and don't forget to ask your place of business to consider sponsoring the event.#WNBAAllStarGame
WNBA All-Star game tickets on sale https://t.co/Zbcbm13xGf
— Cheryl Reeve (@LynxCoachReeve) April 17, 2018