The Seattle Storm are looking to defend the 4th WNBA title with a new brand identity and logo!
The Storm’s new look is built around a logo that reflects the storied history of the franchise, its championship culture and connection to the city of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The new logo retains the iconic image of the Space Needle, which sits within basketball ribs. Overlooking it all is the peak of Mount Rainier, representing Seattle’s home in the Pacific Northwest. At the center, a lightning bolt evokes the intensity, power, and purpose of the Storm identity both on and off the court.
The logo’s combined elements bring together both the sleek, innovative aesthetic of Seattle with the natural power in the surrounding Pacific Northwest. The new wordmark uses a more futuristic typeface to better represent the fast-paced and forward-moving city the Storm calls home.
The Storm also are maintaining their primary colors, with a few subtle changes: Lightning Yellow, a deep Thunder Green, and a brighter Bolt Green.
In addition to the new look and feel, several new players joined the team:
- Candice Dupree
- Candice Dupree is a 15-year veteran and seven-time WNBA All-Star. Ranked No. 5 in WNBA history in scoring, she brings offense and championship experience with Phoenix to Seattle.
- Katie Lou Samuelson
- Katie Lou Samuelson won a NCAA championship alongside Breanna Stewart in Connecticut, and was drafted No. 4 overall in 2019. She is currently playing overseas in Spain, averaging 15.5 points per game as her team's leading scorer.
- Mikiah “Kiki” Herbert Harrigan
- Kiki Herbert Harrigan is coming off a strong rookie season after being drafted No. 6 out of South Carolina, where she was one of the top players in school history. With the Gamecocks, she earned the nickname "Mad Kiki" for her intensity and defensive prowess.
- Stephanie Talbot
- Stephanie Talbot comes to Seattle from the WNBL, where she was named 2020 MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and awarded All-WNBL First-Team honors. In 2020, she averaged 18.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for her hometown Adelaide Lightning.
- Tamera Young
- Ty Young is a WNBA veteran with 12 years of pro experience. She was drafted No. 8 overall in 2008, and led the Chicago Sky to a 2014 WNBA Finals appearance.
- Haley Gorecki
- Haley Gorecki was drafted No. 31 overall by the Storm in 2020. She was a top player at Duke, leading the Blue Devils in average points, rebounds, and assists per game in back-to-back seasons.
- Kitija Laksa
- Kitija Laksa was Seattle's first round pick in the 2020 draft. Laksa played for South Florida before forgoing her senior year to return home to Latvia to play for TTT Riga.
We can't wait until we can get back to watching games in person. Until then, here is one fan's experience cheering on the Storm:
My husband and I finally were able to go to our very first Seattle Storm basketball game. It was amazing and so fun! Check out our experience and some tips to make the most out of your next adventure.
I recommend taking the Light Rail and the Monorail to the event to avoid traffic and expensive parking lots. We arrived a little early to grab a bite to eat before the game. Quincy’s was a great choice for burgers and fish and chips because the food was quite tasty while being affordable and the service was fast.
After dinner we walked a couple of blocks to the Key Arena carrying our leftovers, however as we soon found out, no outside food is allowed in the stadium. When we entered we were given free Bambams (noise making sticks) to help cheer on the team.
As we looked for our seats we saw the Seattle Storm gift shop where many fun souvenirs were available for purchase. We stopped in to pick out some t-shirts to show our Storm pride.
Once the game started it was action packed excitement! During time-outs the fan squad sling-shot t-shirts into the crowd and my husband actually caught one the perfect size for our daughter. There is also a young adult dance team that comes out to perform and interact with the kids.
At half time there a special tribute to Inspiring Woman of Seattle and the selected woman were honored and recognized to extremely loud applause.
Let’s not forget about had what they call the Doppler Train! During the first time-out in the fourth quarter all the kids in the crowd are invited to run on to the court and form a Conga-style train behind the team mascot, Doppler.
This was our first live basketball game and it was high energy and action packed throughout the evening. The atmosphere is a truly family friendly experience and I can't wait to bring my kids with us next time!
Here are some tips to know before you go to the game:
Wear Storm colors - green and yellow with red accents;
Bring creative signs to the game;
Make friends with the Storm fans sitting next to you;
Remain standing until the Storm scores for the first time and repeat for the beginning of the second half;
When we say "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie" you say, "Oi, Oi, Oi!";
And most important, BE LOUD ... REALLY LOUD!
The game went into overtime and the energy in the stadium stayed constant until the end. Unfortunately the Storm lost to New York by 4 points but I know they can do it next time!
I recommend this for all. It was fun and affordable for the whole family.