WNBA to hold preseason game in Canada next year

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The WNBA will hold a preseason contest in Canada next year, league commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced Sunday, according to The Athletic's Alexa Philippou.

It's unclear when and where the exhibition game will take place. The two teams taking part weren't disclosed either.

The WNBA hasn't played a game outside of the United States since 2011.

Engelbert has previously spoken about expanding by one or two teams with hopes of integrating each new club into league play as early as 2024.

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), which owns the NBA's Toronto Raptors, has looked into bringing a WNBA franchise to the city, a source told Chantel Jennings and Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic.

The WNBA last expanded in 2008 when it added the Atlanta Dream.

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