Atlanta to Get WNBA Expansion Team

Atlanta has been awarded a WNBA team for 2008!

It will be privately owned by J. Ronald Terwilliger. I didn’t know who Terwilliger was, but I knew he had to be pretty important if he goes by J. Ronald. (All the important folks drop the first name and just hang with the initial.) Turns out he was former chair of the Urban Land Institute. More about him here.

Anyway, I know there are a lot of folks who don’t bother supporting women’s sports, but I will always be a fan at heart. Sports give young girls great confidence and life skills and it is wonderful to see some of those girls go on to play their sport as grown women.

No word yet on team name, coach, colors, logos, etc., but you can already buy season tix.

3 Comments so far

  1. chutney (unregistered) on November 14th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

    Isn’t that Sideshow Bob?

  2. Kevin (unregistered) on November 14th, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    I’m all for women playing sports. But if we can’t fill the arena with the Hawks playing, I don’t think we’ll be filling Phillips (or wherever they play) with a WNBA game either.

    I went to a few of the Atlanta Beat games back in the day and thought they were good. I don’t think there is a notable “difference” between women and men’s soccer, but I can’t say the same for basketball.

  3. Russell (unregistered) on November 15th, 2007 @ 7:05 am

    Is the City ready for this?

    If anyone grew up in Atlanta during the 50s-60s why not take part in our reader poll
    just click: vsit vote

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