Dream becomes reality tonight at Philips

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It’s finally here. In a matter of hours, women’s professional basketball officially returns to Atlanta.

Yeah, yeah. The Atlanta Dream has already played three games – two preseason and their season opener; they lost all three – but they haven’t yet played a regular season game at their home, Philips Arena. The game tonight against the Detroit Shock is another milestone in the whirlwind storyline that went from city boosters starting a campaign for a WNBA expansion team in February 2007 to getting the nod in October and hitting the floor this month.

The last time women played pro ball in Atlanta was in 1998 when the Atlanta Glory folder after two seasons.

Tonight offers a different dynamic: A reconfigured Philips Arena is sold out, meaning more than 10,000 screaming fans. Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Sparks is nearly sold out, too.

A round up of today’s media coverage on the Dream:

Atlanta gives Dream a warm welcome

Atlanta coach ready for home opener

Shock-Dream preview

Humphrey, Owings look to make impact on return trip to home state

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