CHICAGO – The Chicago Sky announced today that they will host the first ever WNBA preseason game in the state of Delaware on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. The Sky will take on the Washington Mystics at the Bob Carpenter Center, located at University of Delaware, the alma mater of the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne.

Delle Donne began her esteemed career at the University of Delaware in 2009 where she became one of the most successful student-athletes in the school’s history. She was awarded the Senior CLASS Award and Honda Award in 2013 while earning First Team All-American honors and being a candidate for the National Player of the Year in her junior and senior seasons.

The Chicago Sky drafted Delle Donne with the second overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft and she will kick-off her second season with the Sky this May.

“We’re thrilled to welcome back Elena and her new team, the Chicago Sky, to the Bob this coming May,” said University of Delaware Athletic Director Eric J. Ziady. “We’re so proud of Elena’s accomplishments both on and off the court this past year at the professional level and know all of Delaware will welcome her back with open arms to the place where she and her teammates had so many memorable moments.”

“We’re so appreciative of the opportunity to bring our team to the University of Delaware to prepare for our upcoming season,” said Sky Head Coach & General Manager Pokey Chatman. “The tremendous support of the Delaware faithful was evident throughout Elena’s rookie campaign, so I anticipate a great environment for WNBA on May 13.”

The Sky is proud to partner with The University of Delaware, DuPont, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Delaware Sports Commission, Christiana Care Health System, Delaware Express, Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, Grotto Pizza, Blood Bank of Delmarva, Wilmington Airport (ILG) and National 5 & 10 to bring this WNBA game to the many loyal fans in Delaware who have shown unwavering support for their hometown hero, Delle Donne, and her newest team the Chicago Sky.

Tickets for the Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics preseason game will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 17, 2014. Fans can purchase tickets by phone, online or in person:
    Phone: 1-800-745-3000
    In Person: Delaware Ticket Office located at the Bob Carpenter Center, 631 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19716 between 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.

About the Chicago Sky
The Chicago Sky will begin its ninth season as a member of the WNBA’s Eastern Conference on Friday, May 16, 2014. The Sky earned their first WNBA Playoff berth in franchise history and finished the season atop the Eastern Conference with a 24-10 record in 2013. For information on 2014 ticket packages to see the Sky play at Allstate Arena, call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit