Sparks Statement Regarding The Start Of The 2020 Regular Season

We hope this correspondence finds you and your family doing well. We’d like to first thank each of you for your continued passion, commitment and support of the LA Sparks as we all come together collectively to navigate the challenges we face due to COVID-19. As always, the health and safety of our players, fans, staff and community remain our number one priority.

We wanted to provide an update on the 2020 WNBA season. Today, the WNBA announced it will postpone the start of training camp and the tip of the regular season originally scheduled for May 15. The Sparks along with all teams are in direct communication with WNBA league offices as we continue to consult with infectious disease specialists and follow the guidelines of the CDC and WHO. The league is scenario planning and evaluating several possibilities for the 2020 season. The WNBA also announced last week that the 2020 WNBA Draft will go on as scheduled on April 17. The draft will be virtual and will air at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN.

We thank each of you for your patience and we will provide further updates as soon as they become available.

As an organization we’ve been inspired by hearing stories from so many people who are giving back to their community and doing whatever they can to help. The Sparks have partnered with LAUSD to help raise money so the most vulnerable students and families have access to food and technology as they learn from home. We’re also strongly urging people to practice social distancing and follow the health guidelines of the CDC. The Sparks will continue to share best practices and resources across our social platforms as well as post health tips and workouts you can do at home.

We’re all in this together and we can’t wait to see you back at Staples Center soon.

Danita Johnson
LA Sparks President & COO