Five hundred and eighty-six days. That’s how long it’s been since Mohegan Sun Arena hosted Game 4 of the WNBA Finals in October 2019. The Connecticut Sun temporarily staved off elimination, beating the Washington Mystics 90-86 before a crowd of 8,458.
Since then, the world has changed. The coronavirus shuttered the casino’s doors and forced the WNBA to move the 2020 season — shortened to 22 games — into a bubble at IMG Academy in Florida.