The Westchester Knicks announced their 2021-22 schedule in September with many great match-ups set to happen this upcoming season. There was one question the Knicks faced: Where will the team play their home games? That question was answered Saturday.
Westchester announced the team will be playing their home games at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The Knicks will host 13 games at the arena during the 50-game season. The remaining schedule consists of 13 road games and 14 Showcase Cup Games.
“We look forward to the opportunity to call Webster Bank Arena home this upcoming season and are proud that Westchester County Center continues to service our community as a vaccination hub,” said Director of Minor League Operations Pops Mensah-Bonsu.
The Westchester Knicks were looking for a temporary home for the upcoming season since the Westchester County Center is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination site. The County Center has been a vaccination site since January of 2021.
Webster Bank Arena is located 39 miles southeast of the Westchester County Center and is about a 40 minute drive from White Plains, NY. The arena can hold up to 9,000 fans for basketball games.
“We are extremely excited to welcome the Westchester Knicks to Webster Bank Arena for what we know is going to be an exciting season,” said Oak View Group Facilities, Joe Dolan, General Manager of Webster Bank Arena. “The addition of professional basketball to our venue is an important piece of the sports and entertainment puzzle we are putting together this season in Bridgeport. Partnering with such a well-run and celebrated organization as the Westchester Knicks will help elevate the overall fan experience for everyone who comes through the building.”
Westchester’s roster will start to form as the season gets closer. There will be two two-way players that will see a bulk of time with the team. Jericho Sims is currently the only two-way player on the Knicks. There could be players on the training camp roster who start the season in Westchester, along with some returning players from last year’s squad. There could be a couple draft picks assigned to the G League affiliate. If the previous years are a sign for this season, the 2021-22 campaign will be filled with excitement since Westchester has shown to prepare their players for the NBA stage.