BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (June 30, 2014) – USA Basketball Women’s National Basketball Team will play an exhibition game against Canadian Women’s National Basketball Team on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
“I can’t wait to get this team together in the fall and I am thrilled to be able to finish our training in the United States right here in Bridgeport,” said Geno Auriemma, 2013-16 USA National Team and University of Connecticut head coach. “I know the fans will enjoy this opportunity to see the USA Basketball Women's National Team. I’m also excited about having the opportunity to play Canada. I know they will be working just as hard as we are to prepare for the FIBA World Championship and anytime you have the chance to go up against an international opponent, it only makes you better. Winning the gold medal isn’t going to be easy, and our domestic training will be critical in our preparations.”
“USA Basketball is excited to partner with Webster Bank Arena in hosting the USA Women’s National Team exhibition game versus Canada on September 15,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball CEO/Executive Director. “The state of Connecticut has a strong women’s basketball fan base and we can’t think of a better place for the USA National Team to close out its domestic training schedule than in Bridgeport. Fans will be treated to quite a show as the 2014 USA Basketball Women's National Team will include some of the top talent this country has to offer.”
“We are thrilled to host the USA Basketball Women’s National Team for their game against Team Canada,” Webster Bank Arena President Howard Saffan said. “It is a perfect match to have the country’s best women’s basketball players compete at Webster Bank Arena, Connecticut’s premiere sports and entertainment venue. Connecticut basketball fans have a passion for their sport unlike anyone else and to have the chance to welcome this elite team comprised of multiple gold medal winners and NCAA National Champions is extremely exciting for the local community.”
About Webster Bank Arena
Webster Bank Arena is the leading sports and entertainment venue in Connecticut. The building offers intimate seating for events ranging from hockey, basketball, concerts and family shows. Throughout the arena’s existence the building has hosted acts such as Elton John, Carrie Underwood, WWE Monday Night Raw NHL and NBA preseason games and much more. Webster Bank Arena in located in Connecticut’s southern tier, Fairfield County, and is accessible through numerous ways of public transportation. Amtrak/Metro North supplies train service that drops off and picks up at the arena, the city bus station’s hub is a short walk from the arena doors as well as the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry that has service from Long Island to Bridgeport.
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