Stadium Journey's 2023 Ranking of the WNBA Arenas
The WNBA playoffs are now underway, which means it’s time to release our ratings for the WNBA arenas in use for the 2023 season. Our rankings are based on our FANFARE rating scale, which considers a venue’s Food, Atmosphere, Neighborhood, Fan support, Access, Return on Investment, and Extras offered by the facility. In cases where two or more facilities have the same score, the tiebreaker is determined by our Council of Elders.
The competition was fierce, as many arenas upped their game this year. We hope you enjoy our “Hoop Homes” journey through the WNBA.
Marc Viquez – Climate Pledge Arena is a building that stands out amongst the rest of the WNBA and the nation. The interaction with fans and the team provides an ideal atmosphere for a first-time visitor.
Lloyd Brown – The Lynx are the top cats in the Twin Cities. The Target Center provides a worthy home for the Lynx’s lair.
Lloyd Brown – No basketball league can exist without a team from Indiana. The Gainbridge Fieldhouse serves as the home “hot spot” for the Indiana Fever.
Meg Minard – Attending a Mercury basketball game is an enjoyable afternoon/evening out. The Footprint Center renovations are impressive, and the entertainment focuses on the game. The team and event staff make you glad you came.
Andrei Ojeda – Though the Sparks may not get the type of attention as the other Crypto.com (formerly the Staples Center) tenants, they still provide quite an entertaining basketball experience. Plus… you never know who may be sitting courtside.
Paul Baker – While a casino in the woods of eastern Connecticut may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of a great basketball experience, the Mohegan Sun Arena will convince you that you’ve hit the jackpot.
Lloyd Brown – Terrific basketball, Vegas-style entertainment, and easy access to food, drink, and gambling add up to an entertaining evening along the Las Vegas strip.
Lloyd Brown- After a mostly nomadic existence over its first 25 seasons, the New York Liberty has finally found a permanent home in the basketball-crazy borough of Brooklyn.
Lloyd Brown – The Sky won the WNBA title in 2021 for the city of Chicago, a city starved for a sports championship in the last few years. The Wintrust Arena is a worthy home court for a championship team.
Lloyd Brown – The Atlanta Dream finally has a home of its own in the busy Atlanta sports market. It is working closely with its neighbors to make pro sports more accessible to the communities on the south side of Atlanta. It seems to be working based on several sellout crowds recently.
Richard Smith – The Entertainment and Sports Arena is a unique urban arena that seems like it is assisting and transforming an entire section of the city. The games are a fun way to experience this transformation.
Lloyd Brown – The Wings home at the College Park Center is easy to get to from almost anywhere in the Metroplex.