"The WNBA All-Star Game is a showcase event for the greatest female basketball players in the world, and I cannot think of a better location than Connecticut, where the Sun - and, really, the women's game - has such a dedicated fan base," said WNBA President Donna Orender at a press conference at Mohegan Sun on Tuesday.
This will be the ninth WNBA All-Star Game in the league's 13th season. Connecticut joins Washington, D.C. and New York City as the only venues to host the event multiple times. Madison Square Garden in New York City has staged the game three times.
Sun general manager Chris Sienko said he is honored for the franchise to be hosts for a second time.
"I believe it is a credit to our fans and illustrates how supportive they are of both our team and the WNBA," said Sienko. "To have the best-of-the-best showcase their skills here this July will be an event not to be missed."
In 2005, the WNBA All-Star game was also played at Mohegan Sun. Four former UConn stars played in that game including Diana Taurasi who scored 10 points. Taurasi's Western Conference team won the game 122-99.
Season ticket holders to the Sun and other WNBA teams will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on Wednesday, February 4 and individual tickets to the general public will go on sale in April.