The 2023 WNBA regular season begins Friday, May 19

The 2023 WNBA regular season begins Friday, May 19. All 12 teams will play 40 games each during the season and will be in action during the league’s opening weekend. The regular season ends Sunday, Sept. 10.

“We eagerly anticipate tipping off the 2023 season and building on the success of last season, which was our most-watched in 14 years and set records for social media engagement, digital consumption, and merchandise sales,”  WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a release. “The expanded schedule will provide fans greater opportunities to see the best players in the world compete on the game’s biggest stage.”

Important Dates

  • The All-Star Game,  the 19th in league history, will be played on Saturday, July 15.
  • The Commissioner’s Cup, an in-season tournament pitting conference rivals against each other during the first half of the regular season, will return for its third season from May 19 – July 12.
  • WNBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents on Saturday, Jan. 21. Free agents can begin signing contracts with teams on Wednesday, Feb. 1. 

Opening Weekend Schedule



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