The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced its 2017 local television broadcast schedule, which will allow fans to view eight regular season games on the team’s exclusive local television partner, FOX Sports Arizona, or FOX Sports Arizona Plus. Between the local broadcasts and two nationally-televised games on ESPN2, the Mercury will be on television 10 times in 2017 (six home, four road), and the team’s remaining 11 home games will air via WNBA League Pass, the WNBA’s exclusive streaming service available on WNBA.com and PhoenixMercury.com.
FOX Sports Arizona coverage of the 2017 Mercury season begins on May 17 at 7 p.m. in a showdown of former WNBA champions, as the Indiana Fever visit Talking Stick Resort Arena. Three of the Mercury’s four matchups with its biggest rival, the Minnesota Lynx, will be televised locally for fans, including both visits to Minneapolis. Hall-of-Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale returns to call the action for the Mercury alongside Kevin Ray who enters his 18th season calling Phoenix Mercury games.
The Mercury will be featured on FOX Sports Arizona four additional times: Saturday, May 27 vs. Dallas at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, July 12 vs. Atlanta at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 16 at Minnesota at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30 vs. San Antonio at 3 p.m. Additionally, three Mercury games will air on FOX Sports Arizona Plus: Friday, June 30 vs. Minnesota at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, July 25 at Atlanta at 4 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 22 at Minnesota at 5 p.m. (FOX Sports North production). All Mercury games are also streamed on the FOX Sports Go app.
Information on where to find FOX Sports Arizona Plus for each respective cable or satellite provider is as follows:
Cable One 40, 731 (HD)
Comcast (Tucson) 31, 258 (HD)
Century Link Choice 34, 329 (HD)
Century Link Prism 762, 1762 (HD)
Cox 34, 1034 (HD)
DirecTV 686, 686 (HD)
Media Com 53, 832 (HD)
Orbitel 29, 829 (HD)
Suddenlink NPG 722 (HD)
Western 26, 726 (HD)
Get a front-row seat for history this summer! Diana Taurasi will open the 2017 regular season just 178 points shy of becoming the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history, as she attempts to lead the Mercury to a WNBA-record tying fourth championship. Tickets for the Fry’s Food Stores Home Opener on Sunday, May 14, and the other 16 regular-season Mercury home games can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting PhoenixMercury.com.