“WE ARE BG” Rally Towels to Cover Footprint Center’s Lower Bowl

The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury will celebrate the best fans in the league when the team hosts Fry’s Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 14 at Footprint Center. The team will face the Chicago Sky in its regular season finale at 2 p.m.

Once again among the league leaders in attendance, the X-Factor has played an incredible role in providing a true homecourt advantage at Footprint Center this season, and the Mercury has planned an exciting day of activations to celebrate them. Phoenix is 7-2 in its last nine home games, and 10-6 overall in Phoenix, despite an up-and-down season.

This season, all 12 teams in the WNBA came together to keep Brittney Griner top of mind by featuring her initials and jersey number (42) along the sidelines of their courts. On Sunday, courtesy of Fry’s Food Stores, each seat in the lower bowl will have a “WE ARE BG 42” rally towel in support of Griner.

Throughout the afternoon, fans will have opportunities to score autographed merchandise, Footprint Center event tickets and other prizes. They will be treated to everyone’s favorite halftime show, the PetSmart Puppy Race, as well as a dance battle between the Hip-Hop Squad and the legendary dancers of the Guest Services Staff.

Fans looking to enjoy an adult beverage can hit up the Hornitos® Corner Bar for a “Spicy Sophie Margarita,” a prickly pear-jalapeno cocktail made with Hornitos® Tequila inspired and approved by fan-favorite Sophie Cunningham. To thank the X-Factor, all Mercury gear in the Team Shop will be 50% off (excluding WNBA Logowoman gear).

Prior to tip off, Diana Taurasi, Skylar Diggins-Smith, and Brittney Griner will be honored on-court with commemorative rings to celebrate their gold medal finish with USA Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, will be present to accept the ring on Brittney’s behalf.

Tickets for Sunday’s Fan Appreciation Day can be purchased at

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