Seattle-area basketball star Isaiah Thomas to raise flag Friday morning
SEATTLE, Wash. — Several iconic Seattle buildings will be lighting up green and yellow on Thursday, Oct. 1 in recognition of the Seattle Storm’s second WNBA Finals appearance in three years. Finals play begins on Friday against the Las Vegas Aces at 4 p.m. PT.
In addition to green lights across Seattle, NBA free agent and former UW men’s basketball player Isaiah Thomas will raise a Storm flag on top of the Space Needle at 9 a.m. on Friday. Both Thursday and Friday, the Space Needle will also light up green.
“Seattle is an amazing city with the greatest sports fans in the world. It is incredible to be in a position to compete for another WNBA title for the Emerald City,” said CEO and General Manager Alisha Valavanis. “The players and the entire Storm organization appreciate the support and love we feel from Seattle.”
Support for the Storm will come from Seattle sports venues CenturyLink Field and T-Mobile Park, homes of the Seahawks and Sounders and the Mariners, with both buildings among those lighting up green on Friday night.
Downtown, the Columbia Center, Seattle’s tallest building, and One and Two Union Square will display green and yellow lights, and Hyatt Regency Seattle will display “Go Storm” in the windows. The Amazon Spheres, SR 520, and Washington State Convention Center will also be illuminated with Storm colors on Thursday night.
Game 1 of the WNBA Finals will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. PT. Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, and the Storm will face WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces in a best-three-out-of-five series.