Seattle Storm happy to find permanent home again

Seattle Storm happy to find permanent home again

SEATTLE ( Associated Press) — For the past three seasons, a piece of the Seattle Storm’s identity was absent, even though it remained among the elite teams in the WNBA.

Seattle was losing a permanent home.

The Storm spent the 2020 season playing in a bubble caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and they spent the 2019 and 2021 seasons bouncing between venues in the Puget Sound area while their field was rebuilt, giving them that element. Robbed who came to Seattle. One of the more challenging road trips for opponents.

That changes on Friday night when the Storm opens the WNBA season against Minnesota. They are back in the heart of the city, starting their regular season at Climate Pledge Arena, which is also home to the NHL’s Kraken.

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“Knowing that the City of Seattle is really excited for us to be back, come back to the Seattle Center and get back to the heart of playing Seattle and know they can’t wait for me to be back,” said Seattle’s Brenna Stewart he said.

There are plenty of story lines that follow Storm this season, from the prospect that it will be Sue Bird’s final year, to Stewart’s return from a leg injury that caused her to miss the end of last season.

But finding stability for the storm is very important.


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