The World Matchplay is taking place on it’s original dates of 18-26 July but the venue is still unknown with a decision based on crowds to be taken nearer to the tournament known as the second biggest on the PDC calendar.
A venue that has worked well in recent times for Matchroom’s Championship League Snooker; it could yet be utilised for the World Matchplay.
With Matt Porter, Chief Executive of the PDC hinting at this in a recent interview detailing why it would be ‘perfect’.
“The Marshall Arena is the perfect location to create a bubble venue. Hotel on site; arena on-site excellent transport links and centrally located,” said Porter in conversation with Phill Barrs for Online Darts.
“We get on very well with the management team; they are fully on board with what we are trying to achieve.
“It’s a venue we know works for darts in normal circumstances; we believe it’s a venue that could work for darts in abnormal circumstances.”Tags: Matthew Porter, World Matchplay
Author: Samuel Gill