WNBA May Expand to D.C., Detroit

The Women’s National Basketball Association plans to announce next week that they may expand to Washington, D.C. and Detroit if those cities meet the approval of the NBA board of governors.

In order to join the eight-league team next summer, Washington and Detroit must solicit 3,000 season ticket commitments, local television and radio contracts, and must reserve $250,000 for promotions by Nov. 3.

Susan O’Malley, president of the Washington Wizards, said she thought Washington would embrace the opportunity to go for an expansion team, and that “There’s a real level of excitement here.”


Washington Post - September 26, 1997

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