Mohegan Sun to host All-Star Game

The WNBA will play its All-Star Game and hold its draft at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut this year.

The league's showcase of its best players will take place July 25, and the draft will occur April 16.

It will be the fourth time the home of the Connecticut Sun has hosted the All-Star contest. The arena held the game in 2005, 2009 and 2013. Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker was the MVP of the 2013 game.

In 2010, the arena hosted an exhibition game between the WNBA All-Stars and USA Basketball called "The Stars at the Sun."

Last season's All-Star Game was played in Phoenix.

It's the second straight year that the casino and hotel will host the WNBA draft. Last season was the first time fans were allowed to attend since 2008.