The 2018 USA Basketball Women's National Team will tip-off against Canada on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Webster Bank Arena (7 p.m.) before it departs for Europe and its World Cup preparations.
In addition to the USA's exhibition contest, Canada and Japan will square off at Webster Bank Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.
Tickets for both games are on sale by clicking here, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Webster Bank Arena Click it or Ticket Box Office. In addition, groups of 10 or more can take advantage of reduced rates by calling the Webster Bank Arena group sales line at (203) 345-2300 ext. 7. All seats for the Canada versus Japan contest on Sept. 7 are $10 general admission.
“This is a great opportunity to witness some of the best women's basketball players in the world compete right here in Bridgeport,” Webster Bank Arena President Michael Picker said. “Connecticut is a special place that really embraces basketball and having Team USA back at Webster Bank Arena will offer fans the chance to see former UConn stars like Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Katie Lou Samuelsson, Breanna Stewart, Napheesa Collier and others."
In addition to notable UConn products, Team USA will feature several Connecticut Sun stars like Jasmine Thomas, Layshia Clarendon, Chiney Ogwumike, Morgan Tuck, and Courtney Williams.
The 2018-20 USA Basketball Women's National Team also includes: Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx); Tina Charles (New York Liberty); Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics); Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings); Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky); Asia Durr (University of Louisville); Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx); Allisha Gray (Dallas Wings); Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles Sparks); Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury); Tiffany Hayes (Atlanta Dream); Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm); Kayla McBride (Las Vegas Aces); Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream); Kelsey Mitchell (Indiana Fever); Tiffany Mitchell (Indiana Fever); Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx); Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut Sun); Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks); Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces); Odyssey Sims (Los Angeles Sparks); Brittney Sykes (Atlanta Dream); Sydney Wiese (Los Angeles Sparks); A'ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces); and Elizabeth Williams (Atlanta Dream).
Members of the USA National Team pool who are participating in the 2018 WNBA Finals will not be available for the beginning of the camp, but may be added at a later date.
USA and South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley will be assisted through the World Cup by Dan Hughes (Seattle Storm), Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx) and Jennifer Rizzotti (George Washington).
About Webster Bank Arena
Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30x16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the New York Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, since the team's inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University's men's hockey program and Fairfield University's men's basketball team. The Arena's success has a dramatic impact on the economic status of downtown Bridgeport. More information is available by visiting www.websterbankarena.com or the Arena's Facebook and Twitter pages.