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Phoenix Mercury again booted from home arena for playoff game

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After having to play the first round of the WNBA Playoffs at Grand Canyon University’s arena, the Phoenix Mercury will once again be playing elsewhere for Game 3 of the semifinals.

The team announced Sunday that they will be playing the game at Arizona State’s Desert Financial Arena. Their home arena, the Footprint Center, is set to host Disney on Ice the same evening.

Additionally, a Game 4 on Oct. 6 could run into scheduling problems. Currently, the arena is set to host a preseason game between the Suns, Phoenix’s NBA team, and the Lakers that same night. The team has not said what would happen if this scenario becomes reality.

The Mercury played elsewhere in the first round due to a conflict with a Maluma concert.

Phoenix will meet the Aces in Game 1 on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET in Las Vegas.