Atlanta Dream Move Games to NBA Hawks’ Arena

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Atlanta Dream to Host Games at State Farm Arena

The Atlanta Dream have announced that they will be moving two of their regular-season home games against the Indiana Fever to State Farm Arena, the home of the NBA Hawks. This decision comes as a response to the increasing demand for tickets and the desire to accommodate larger crowds.

The Dream’s usual venue, the 3,500-seat Gateway Center Arena, is the smallest arena in the WNBA. In contrast, State Farm Arena boasts a capacity of over 17,000, providing ample space for more fans to attend the games.

Exciting Matchups and High Stakes

The games scheduled to take place at State Farm Arena on June 21 and August 26 will feature some of the top talent in the WNBA, including Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston from the Indiana Fever, as well as the Dream’s own Rhyne Howard. These matchups will showcase the last three No. 1 overall picks in the WNBA draft, adding an extra layer of excitement for fans.

Notably, Caitlin Clark’s impressive college career and her recent debut with the Fever have generated significant interest in the WNBA. Despite scoring 20 points in her first professional game, Clark also committed 10 turnovers in a loss to Connecticut, highlighting the competitive nature of the league.

History and Fan Engagement

This move to State Farm Arena marks a return to familiar territory for the Dream, who previously played at the arena from 2008 to 2016. Following a brief stint at Georgia Tech’s campus arena, the team moved back to State Farm Arena in 2019 before relocating to Gateway Center Arena in 2020.

The Dream’s decision to host games at the larger venue is a testament to the loyalty and passion of their fans, who have consistently shown up to support the team. With an eye on surpassing previous attendance records, the Dream aim to create a vibrant atmosphere at State Farm Arena for both games against the Fever.

Looking ahead, coach Tanisha Wright expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming matches, emphasizing the team’s goal of establishing a formidable home court advantage and rallying their supporters for a successful playoff run.

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