The Great Wheel, CenturyLink Field among those changing lights in recognition of the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017
SEATTLE – A host of famous and iconic Seattle buildings will be turning their lights orange, the color of the WNBA, Friday night in recognition of Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, set to tipoff at 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena. The contest will be the first ever WNBA All-Star Game held in Seattle. Tickets for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 start at just $15 and can be purchased at StormBasketball.com, or by dialing 206-217-WNBA (9622).
The city will be host to the world’s best WNBA athletes, including the Storm’s own Sue Bird, who was selected to her 10th All-Star Game and was chosen as a starter for the eighth time, and Breanna Stewart, who was selected to her first as a reserve. In addition, the city of Seattle will be on display as the All-Star Game and its accompanying events reel in fans and media from across the country.
In addition to the orange display of lights throughout the city, WNBA All-Stars, including Bird, will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Mariners game. The Space Needle will welcome WNBA All-Stars and is set to raise an orange WNBA flag Friday at 8 a.m. Media and fans are invited to watch WNBA All-Stars walk the WNBA Orange Carpet Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Chihuly Garden and Glasshouse, which will be followed by a welcome reception presented by Visit Seattle. The reception is closed to media and the public. For more information, visit StormBasketball.com.
The following lighting activations will begin the night of Friday, July 21.
• The Great Wheel, one of the waterfront’s most iconic landmarks, will be shining orange with a brilliant light display beginning Friday night, July 21.
• CenturyLink Field, the famous home of the Sounders and Seahawks, will light its arches orange beginning Friday night.
• MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry located in beautiful South Lake Union, will be glowing orange in recognition of the game.
• The W Hotel, located in downtown Seattle, plans to be illuminated orange ahead of Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game.
• Columbia Center, the tallest building in Seattle, which stands at 937 feet, will be recognizing Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 with orange lights along its top.
• The Westin Hotel, located on Fifth Avenue, will be representing the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 with orange lights.
• Two Union Square, a skyscraper located in downtown Seattle, will also be illuminated with orange lights ahead of Saturday’s game.
• The Allen Institute, a Seattle-based non-profit bioscience research organization, will display orange lights on their exterior ahead of Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017.