Great Wheel, Space Needle, Other Iconic Seattle Structures Light Up Orange for WNBA All-Star Weekend

Great Wheel, Space Needle, Other Iconic Seattle Structures Light Up Orange for WNBA All-Star Weekend

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Seattle Great Wheel
Seattle Great Wheel

A host of famous and iconic Seattle buildings will be turning their lights orange, the color of the WNBA, Friday night in recognition of Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, set to tipoff at 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena. The contest will be the first ever WNBA All-Star Game held in Seattle. Tickets for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 start at just $15 and can be purchased at, or by dialing 206-217-WNBA (9622).

The city will be host to the world’s best WNBA athletes, including the Storm’s own Sue Bird, who was selected to her 10th All-Star Game and was chosen as a starter for the eighth time, and Breanna Stewart, who was selected to her first as a reserve. In addition, the city of Seattle will be on display as the All-Star Game and its accompanying events reel in fans and media from across the country.

In addition to the orange display of lights throughout the city, WNBA All-Stars, including Bird, will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Mariners game. The Space Needle will welcome WNBA All-Stars and is set to raise an orange WNBA flag Friday at 8 a.m. Media and fans are invited to watch WNBA All-Stars walk the WNBA Orange Carpet Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Chihuly Garden and Glasshouse, which will be followed by a welcome reception presented by Visit Seattle. The reception is closed to media and the public. For more information, visit

Look for These Orange Lights Beginning Friday, July 21

  • The Great Wheel, one of the waterfront’s most iconic landmarks, will be shining orange with a brilliant light display beginning Friday night, July 21.
  • CenturyLink Field, the famous home of the Sounders and Seahawks, will light its arches orange beginning Friday night.
  • MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry located in beautiful South Lake Union, will be glowing orange in recognition of the game.
  • The W Hotel, located in downtown Seattle, plans to be illuminated orange ahead of Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game.
  • Columbia Center, the tallest building in Seattle, which stands at 937 feet, will be recognizing Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 with orange lights along its top.
  • The Westin Hotel, located on Fifth Avenue, will be representing the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 with orange lights.
  • Two Union Square, a skyscraper located in downtown Seattle, will also be illuminated with orange lights ahead of Saturday’s game.
  • The Allen Institute, a Seattle-based non-profit bioscience research organization, will display orange lights on their exterior ahead of Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017.



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