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Hope for Philly WNBA Team Is Keeping True Fans on Their Toes

BySamantha Nguyen

May 15, 2024
Hope for Philly WNBA Team Is Keeping True Fans on Their Toes

Excitement is brewing for the start of the WNBA season, which kicked off Tuesday evening. However, many Philadelphians are eager for their own home team to support. Earlier this year, the WNBA considered Philadelphia for a team, but instead awarded teams to Golden State and Toronto, leaving Philly out for now. Philadelphia is known for its passionate sports fans who are eagerly awaiting a professional women’s basketball team. Kevin Copp, who works at Temple University, believes that Philadelphia is long overdue for a WNBA team.

Copp highlighted the city’s passion for its sports teams, especially the Sixers, and sees an opportunity for the WNBA to capitalize on this excitement. He believes that the representation provided by players like Caitlin Clark is crucial in attracting fans to the sport. Caitlin Vanderberry, who played basketball growing up, also stresses the importance of visibility and believes that every major city should have a WNBA team. She sees players like Clark as catalysts for a movement in women’s basketball.

Leah Manfra, who works in Center City, expressed her enthusiasm for the idea of a WNBA team in Philly and mentioned that she would buy tickets to support the team. Her coworker, Anna Gibson, echoed this sentiment, stating that having a women’s team in the city would bring the Philly spirit to the games. Both agree that true Philly sports fans would go crazy for a local WNBA team.

By Samantha Nguyen

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