Arenas are always a hot topic within the WNBA. The Chicago Sky and New York Liberty have moved into new arenas and the Seattle Storm will soon move into a new arena for a couple of years as KeyArena is due to undergo renovations. The Atlanta Dream are also slated to return to Philips Arena in the 2019 season and the Las Vegas Aces are in their first season in their new Mandalay Bay Events Center digs.
The Washington Mystics too will soon move out of Capital One Arena and into a smaller venue in another location in southeast Washington, D.C.
Starting next season, the Mystics – along with the Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards’ G-League affiliate) will play in the 4,200-seat St. Elizabeth’s Entertainment & Sports Arena. The venue is to be located in the Congress Heights neighborhood and will also house a practice facility for the Wizards.
It too will be located near public transit as Congress Heights has its own train station on the Metro’s Green Line.
The Colonial Athletic Association also reached an agreement with Events DC for its men’s basketball tournament to be staged at the new arena beginning with the 2019-2020 season.