The Washington Times - September 8, 2009, 05:35PM

The Mystics just announced that if they make the playoffs, their first-round home games will be played at Maryland’s Comcast Center, not Verizon Center.

Why are they being bumped? Turns out Verizon Center is already booked by the BBC production “Walking with Dinosaurs.”


“While it is unfortunate we will not be able to play a first round game at our home arena, Verizon Center, we are fortunate to have a terrific facility located in close proximity in the Comcast Center,” Mystics chief operating officer Greg Bibb said in a statement. “I appreciate the support and cooperation of the University of Maryland athletic department in providing their facility and look forward to the potential homecoming of sorts for former Terrapins and current Mystics stars Crystal Langhorne and Marissa Coleman.”

But first, Washington will have to actually qualify for the playoffs. The Mystics are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with two games left on the schedule.

Here’s the team’s release about the move: