The WNBA officially announced June 15 that, in agreement with the players' union, it plans to have a 22-game regular season starting in late July, USA Today noted. The Chicago Sky is among the teams in the league.
The league is finalizing an agreement with IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, to host all the games, including the postseason in October.
The playoff format will remain single-elimination games for the first and second rounds, and then five-game series for the semifinals and WNBA Finals.
Players will receive 100 percent of their salaries despite playing 22 games instead of the 36 originally scheduled before the season's May 15 start was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.