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The WNBA Caitlin Clark Effect is Real, Mystics Become Second Team to Change Venues to Accommodate Ticket Sales

Caitlin Clark Has Already Had WNBA Teams Making Changes to Venues to Accommodate Additional Ticket Sales

Story By: Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

After the Las Vegas Aces announced they were moving their game against the Indiana Fever, even before the Draft occurred, we said other teams were going to follow suit, today the Washington Mystics announced they were moving their game against the Fever on June 7th.

With two WNBA teams moving their home games against Clark to a bigger venue, you have to wonder who will be next.

The Aces made the move from the 12,000-seat Michelob Ultra Arena to T-Mobile Arena, which can hold up to 20,000 seats. Moving the Mystics game to a 18,500 capacity from 4,200 across town only makes sense.

“The Demand this season has really been unprecedented,” said Mystics chief business office Alycen McAuley. “The interest, especially after Monday night’s draft has really been extraordinary.”

“I think we’re seeing double digit interest increases (in tickets) for us right now,” she said. “It varies across the games but just in the last 48 hours, interest for full seasons is probably at a record high for us.”

Should the Mystics get to the point where they have well over 6000 tickets for each game, they may have to look for other options. Our sources have said they have inquired about playing a few games at Maryland’s Xfinity Center should Capitol One Arena is unavailable for any currently scheduled events that fall on a Mystics game day.

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