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NY Liberty To Barclays

ByVernon McKenzie

Oct 17, 2019

BROOKLYN
(OCT. 17, 2019) –
The New York Liberty are moving to Brooklyn. Beginning with the
2020 WNBA season, the team will play its home games at Barclays Center.

In
addition to the change in venue, this will also be the first full season under
new leadership. Joe Tsai acquired the Liberty in January 2019, and recently
purchased Barclays Center and the remaining interest in the Brooklyn Nets,
becoming Governor of the team. Immediately following the closing of the
transaction, David Levy was named CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center,
and President of J Tsai Sports, which operates the Liberty.

“We
are committed to the Liberty’s long-term success in New York and relocating the
team to Brooklyn will provide the franchise with tremendous opportunity,” said
Levy. “With many of our fans based in the five boroughs, moving to Barclays
Center will make the Liberty more centrally located, allowing us to bring back
the original fan base and attract new supporters. The venue change, along with
the first pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, has positioned the team for an exciting
future.”

“The
New York Liberty are part of the foundation of the W and have many of the most
accomplished players and passionate fans since the inaugural season,” said WNBA
Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “Barclays Center is the perfect venue to host New
York’s team and showcase world-class women’s basketball. This move is key to
driving the league to the next level.”

For the past
two seasons, the Liberty played at Westchester County Center, where the
capacity was 2,100. The move to Barclays Center will expand the capacity to
more than 8,000, with opportunity for growth. This is the fourth home venue in
the Liberty’s illustrious history as one of the eight original franchises in
the WNBA. The team played in the first-ever WNBA game in 1997 defeating the Los
Angeles Sparks and has claimed some of the league’s biggest names, including
Becky Hammon, Kym Hampton, Vickie Johnson, Rebecca Lobo, Teresa Weatherspoon,
and Sue Wicks.

Liberty
season ticket holders will soon receive information regarding ticket renewals,
seat locations and additional changes. Single game and group ticket packages
will go on sale at a later date. The team’s 2020 season schedule will be
announced in the coming months. For ticket information, call 914-908-5980 or
email tickets@nyliberty.com.

Media Contact: Alesia Howard | ahoward@nyliberty.com | 914-908-5835

Courtesy NY Liberty PR

Vernon McKenzie

Graduate of New Institute Of Technology with a BA in Communications with a focus on Television Radio. Owner and Executive Producer of PureSportsNY

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