Seattle Storm release 2020 schedule

 Seattle Storm release 2020 schedule

Seattle Storm players gather in a celebratory huddle after a 94-84 win over the Phoenix Mercury during Game 5 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The Storm advanced to the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Seattle Storm announced Thursday their schedule for the 2020 season.

The team’s season tips off May 15 against the Dallas Wings at the University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena.

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The WNBA season is expanding to a 36-game schedule and adding the Commissioner’s Cup tournament. The league had a 34-game schedule since 2003.

“The transformative collective bargaining agreement and expansion to a 36-game season signals the positive trajectory of our league,” said Storm CEO and general manager Alisha Valavanis. “We are eager to carry this momentum into this season of Storm basketball.”

There will be a break in this year’s schedule for the Tokyo Olympics from July 11 to Aug. 16.

The Storm will host 10 games at Alaska Airlines Arena before the break and resume games at Angels of the Winds Arena in Everett as construction of the Arena at Seattle Center continues.

Former league MVP Breanna Stewart will make her return from an Achilles’ tendon injury that sidelined her last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.