The WNBA postponed Wednesday night’s game between the Liberty and the Lynx, set to take place at the Barclays Center in New York City, due to the dangerous air quality in the area caused by the ongoing wildfire disaster in eastern Canada, the league announced Wednesday.
Winsidr’s Rachel Galligan first reported the news of the postponement.
In the official press release, the WNBA noted that New York City and surrounding areas are under an “Air Quality Health Advisory” through Thursday morning. The league has not yet announced when the game will take place after the postponement and are not expected to make that announcement on Wednesday.
PER RELEASE: The Lynx-Liberty game originally scheduled for 7 p.m. ET tonight has been postponed due to the air quality issues impacting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the greater New York area following the wildfires in Canada. pic.twitter.com/2mdHkzzq2s— Khristina Williams (@Khristina) June 7, 2023
The Lynx were coming into Wednesday’s game vs. the Liberty in last place in the Western Conference after a rough, 1–6 start to the season. New York holds a 4–2 record and sits in second behind the Sun in the Eastern Conference standings.