The PDC Champions League of Darts is on the move again with Leicester set to host the tournament for the first time in mid October.

Leicester Arena who will host the event; it is the home to the current BBL (British Basketball League) champions Leicester Riders. It has previously hosted boxing, music and other entertainment shows. Gary Anderson is the current champion and will look to claim the title again in October.

PDC Chief Executive, Matthew Porter lauded the arena as an excellent venue in what will likely be in his words another high quality tournament.

“The Paddy Power Champions League of Darts has been a popular addition to the PDC calendar in the past three years and the Morningside Arena promises to be an excellent host venue,” said Porter.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to see the world’s eight leading players competing in a quick-fire format across two days. We had great drama in last year’s tournament and expect another high-quality Champions League in October.”

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Author: Samuel Gill