Skip to main content

You can't be serious: WNBA Finals bumped from Philips Arena for 'Disney On Ice'

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Not a typo, we promise you that.

The WNBA Finals open this coming Sunday, with your Minnesota Lynx hosting the Atlanta Dream in games one and two of the best-of-five series.

Games three and four will not be at Atlanta's home stadium of Philips Arena, which is smack dab in the middle of Georgia's capitol.

Instead, Atlanta will bring their championship Dream (sorry) 35 minutes northeast of Philips Arena, to The Arena at Gwinnett Center, which sits just outside of Duluth, GA.

The reason for the move? "Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate!" is in town.

Again, not a typo.

Rest assured, The Arena at Gwinnett Center is bigger than it sounds, seating 13,000. It's usually home to the Gwinnett Gladiators, a minor league pro hockey team in the ECHL. Their mascot is Maximus The Lion.


The Lynx have no such arena issues, instead, they'll be deeply immersed in Grand Theft Auto V on their two off days, a role playing video game that just came out a few weeks ago.

It's a team party.

The storylines leading up to this championship series are almost too absurd to be taken seriously, but also too awesome not to pay very close attention to.

Next Up

University of minnesota sign

U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints

Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.


Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M

The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 2.51.49 PM

Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan

A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.

Hurricane Ian

Why Hurricane Ian could be catastrophic in Florida

Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s biggest show of force and energy, and Hurricane Ian is no exception.


Suspect arrested after man and dog shot on St. Paul's East Side

The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.


Bemidji police appeal to find missing teenager

Tahlia Poitra was last seen Wednesday.


Crisp & Green owner launches new chain, with 12 MN locations planned

Steele Brands already owns and operates Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.


New vendor to open at Rosedale Center food hall

POTLUCK Food Hall offers a rotating collection of local restaurants and food retailers.


Woman charged in drunk driving incident that killed Minnetonka HS alum

Nate Stratton, 20, died from his injuries on Sept. 18.