League response regarding why the draft was closed to the public.
Following the WNBA 2018 draft, Eli Horowitz of WNBAinsidr reached out to the league officials for comment on why the event was not open to fans.
Today Eli received a response from the WNBA league office, with a league representative explaining:
"The decision on whether or not to open the draft to the public is based on the size, scope and layout of the venue as well as creating the best television event. Many years have been open to the public and other years haven't, based on the type of venue."
Hopefully, in future years, they are able to pick a venue that is more suitable for a fan-friendly experience.