All 22 regular-season Storm games televised nationally or locally
SEATTLE – Fans of the three-time WNBA champion Seattle Storm will be able to watch all 22 regular-season Storm games from the comfort of their homes, the franchise today announced. The Storm’s 2020 local broadcast presented by Swedish will feature 16 games on JOEtv (KZJO ch. 22, Cable 110) and 13 nationally televised games on CBS Sports Network and the ESPN family of networks.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with JOEtv to bring Storm basketball to fans across the Puget Sound region,” said Alisha Valavanis, CEO and General Manager, Seattle Storm. “Although it is a very different landscape for live sports, we are delighted to share in the excitement of watching the WNBA back in action with our fans.”
After defeating Minnesota in the first round of the 2019 playoffs, the Storm will make its JOEtv season debut on Tuesday, July 28 against reigning Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier and the Lynx. The matchup is also one of seven Storm games to be nationally broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
“We’re excited to welcome more live sports back to our air and bring local Storm fans a front court seat to the action,” said Pam Pearson, SVP/General Manager, Q13 FOX/JOEtv. “As the local home for live sports, we’re proud to continue our partnership with the Storm and will be cheering them on from a distance towards another successful season.”
During the original postponement of the 2020 WNBA season, JOEtv aired Seattle Storm Classics Presented by Symetra. With special pregame and halftime reports hosted by Storm play-by-play announcer Dick Fain and special guests including Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart, the Storm Classics series featured the five thrilling home playoff victories from Seattle’s 2018 WNBA title run.
Seattle’s first eight games will be televised nationally with Opening Day Presented by Swedish slated for Saturday, July 25 against the New York Liberty (9 a.m. PT on ESPN). The stretch will also feature battles versus both 2019 WNBA Finalists – matching up against with Washington on July 30 (ESPN) and Connecticut on Aug. 4 (ESPN2). After facing Atlanta on Aug. 6 (ESPN2), Seattle will go head-to-head with Phoenix for a Saturday, Aug. 8 matinee on ABC.
Fans outside the local market can also livestream non-nationally televised games through WNBA League Pass.
Primed to return to the hardwood stronger than ever, the Storm invites fans to be a part of a season unlike any other by joining the Champions Club. Receive three shipments of customized Storm gear and premium merchandise that you can’t find anywhere else – plus, stay connected to the players and coaches with virtual events. For more information about the Seattle Storm Champions Club, call (206) 217-WNBA (9622) or visit www.stormchampionsclub.com.