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PremierLeague-News.Com - The Utilita Arena has been chosen to host the finals night of darts' showpiece event - here is all you need to know
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Newcastle's Utilita Arena has been chosen as the venue for the 2022 Unibet Premier League darts finals night. And what's more, those who had tickets for the 2020 Unibet Premier League darts in Newcastle will be able to use that to attend the finals night on Thursday, May 26, 2022. That is because fans who have a ticket booking for any of the previously planned 2020 or 2021 Unibet Premier League nights that were not staged will have this booking automatically transferred to the 2022 event at the same venue. Further ticket information for the 2022 Premier League will be confirmed in due course. The Unibet Premier League traditionally visits the biggest arenas in the UK as well as travelling to Dublin, Rotterdam and Berlin during a 17-night tour across a four-month season. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The top four players in the world, as well as six wildcard picks compete across that distance, with the top four players at the end of the league phase moving forward to finals night. On finals night, the top four do battle in two semi-finals before the winners moves forward to the final for the right to be crowned Premier League champion. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions, the PDC were forced to play a big chunk of the 2020 Premier League darts season behind closed doors.
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. "With ongoing restrictions in the UK and Europe meaning that starting the 2021 Unibet Premier League season with crowds in April will not be possible, our ten superstars of our sport will begin the tournament behind closed doors," said PDC chairman Barry Hearn. "The Unibet Premier League holds a special place in the hearts of darts fans across Europe and we'll continue to work with our venue partners to be able to stage the second half of the season with live crowds if possible.
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"Being able to confirm our 2022 dates will also allow fans with tickets for events which have been postponed to plan their night for next year or make alternative arrangements for their ticket booking. "With the start of the 2021 Unibet Premier League in sight, we're still working hard with our sponsors Unibet and host broadcast partner Sky Sports to create a memorable, if unique, season.” Glen Durrant is the reigning Unibet Premier League champion following his 2020 success, as he topped the league table at the end of his debut campaign before defeating Nathan Aspinall in October's final. Former Premier League champions Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson are joined by World Champion Gerwyn Price, World Matchplay winner Dimitri Van den Bergh, Grand Slam champion Jose de Sousa, Masters champion Jonny Clayton, reigning European Champion Peter Wright and former Premier League finalists Aspinall and Rob Cross as the other competitors in 2021. The 10 players for the 2022 competition will be confirmed after the conclusion of the 2022 world championship in January next year.
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