The 2021 Darts World Cup is scheduled to begin on December 15 and could take place in front of spectators despite the coronavirus pandemic. The world association PDC has now confirmed the date of December 15 to January 3 and the venue in London, where, despite various rumors, the traditional Alexandra Palace will be played again.
After the British government announced a partial return of spectators from Monday, December 2, the PDC hopes to welcome fans to the biggest darts tournament of the year.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had announced that up to 4,000 spectators could once again be admitted to sporting events from 2 December. This should also apply to Premier League football matches.
PDC chief Barry Hearn said: “Monday’s announcement means that we can intensify our discussions with the bodies responsible for playing in the World Cup in front of an audience in Britain for the first time since March.”
There will only be one break in the three days of Christmas and New Year’s Eve between the start and the end. A total of 28 sessions over 16 days are planned for the Ally Pally. Hearn spoke of a “huge boost for so many people for whom this event is the highlight of the year.” (dpa)
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