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Mercury owner Mat Ishbia calls for WNBA to provide chartered flights

May 22, 2023

Mat Ishbia is joining the call for the WNBA to provide teams with charter flights.

The new Phoenix Mercury owner told ESPN on Sunday that he wants the league to start providing charter flights for teams for the entire season, not just specific games.

Charter flights in the WNBA have been an issue for years, especially after several high-profile travel issues in recent seasons. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert has said it would cost about $25 million, if not more, to fly each team privately every season, something she doesn’t see as feasible just yet. The league has started chartering flights for the WNBA playoffs and back-to-back regular season games.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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