MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx will be hosting the WNBA All-Star Game in 2018.

The announcement came Saturday that the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018, the league's midseason showcase, will take place July 28 in Minneapolis.

"The WNBA is excited to come to Minnesota in 2018," WNBA Chief Operating Officer Jay Parry said. "The ownership group led by Glen Taylor, the front office staff, and all the executive team is amazing, and you've got a phenomenal team on the court as well. That, plus the passionate fans, it's just a great combination for us to bring All-Star next year."

This will be the first time the Lynx have hosted the game. It will be held in the newly renovated Target Center, where the Lynx will play the 2018 season, their 20th as a franchise.

Tickets for the game will go on sale in the spring.

The Lynx have made the WNBA Finals in five of the last six seasons.