WNBA’s Caitlin Clark makes debut at Mohegan Sun Arena

Caitlin Clark is the main attraction for what some are calling the most anticipated game — in WNBA history.

Justin DeVellis and Nicole Alarcon Soares

May 14, 2024, 10:29 AM

Updated 8 days ago

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The all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I made her WNBA debut in Connecticut.
Caitlin Clark is the main attraction for what some are calling the most anticipated game in WNBA history.
Clark made her debut on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tickets to the game were completely sold out. Nearly 9,000 tickets have been sold for Tuesday night’s game, compared to the 6,000 the Sun averaged per game last year.
Mohegan Sun told News 12 that all hotel rooms were also sold out and its most popular restaurants like TAO and Jordan’s saw an increase in reservations.
“The hype around Caitlin Clark, we saw it in college and now we’re seeing it translate to the WNBA, it’s been amazing,” said Jeff Hamilton, president, and general manager of the Mohegan Sun.
Tuesday's game was the first of many nationally televised WNBA games of this season.
Clark, who was the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, had her jersey sell out on draft night.
Dozens of people walked around with #22 Fever jerseys and T-shirts.
Mohegan Sun said it started prepping for this night months ago.
“Ticket demand and hotel bookings and restaurant bookings between the properties has been a tremendous, tremendous event,” said Hamilton.
Clark has sponsorship deals with brands like Nike and Gatorade, but the biggest example of her immediate impact on the WNBA is that teams will now fly charter for the first time ever.
In Tuesday night's game, Clark went scoreless for nearly the first 15 minutes, before getting more comfortable and finishing with 20 points in the Indiana Fever's 92-71 loss to the Connecticut Sun.


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