Phoenix Mercury fans voted and the team listened! As a result of an online fan vote, the team will wear its new purple uniforms when it faces the Seattle Storm in the Fry’s Food Stores Home Opener on Friday, May 20 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
In addition to announcing its home opener uniform, the team also revealed a new court today that includes a number of unique features. The court will don a deep purple color to match the team’s purple uniforms, as well as a first-of-its-kind color-stain that tints the floor Mercury orange. In addition to the new colors, the Mercury becomes the first team in any league to feature trophy imagery on the floor, with three WNBA trophies along each baseline to represent the team’s 2007, 2009 and 2014 championships.
The team will also pay tribute to its X-Factor Members by including each of their names in a “Home of the X-Factor” graphic along the sideline. Center court will display the secondary Mercury logo for the first time in more than a decade. An image detailing the new court and all of its elements is below.