The league phase of the Unibet Premier League will finish in Milton Keynes this year.
The PDC have announced that four more nights of action will take place at the Marshall Arena. This will happen from Wednesday 2- Saturday 5 September.
There is still a hope that the Play-Offs could happen in front of fans, on Thursday 22 October at The O2 in London. Should this not be possible, there will be an extra night in Milton Keynes. This will mean the Play-Offs will take place on Sunday 6 September.
“We have continued to work with all relevant parties in recent weeks in a bid to stage these four Unibet Premier League nights with a crowd,” said PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.
“As we are still not able to guarantee this and bearing in mind the need to provide clarity for fans with tickets to these events, we will now be staging a further four nights behind closed doors in Milton Keynes.
“We are continuing to work with The O2 in a bid to end the season in style with the Play-Offs in front of a live crowd on Thursday October 22 if practicable, with the option of adding a further night in September in Milton Keynes available should this not be possible.”
What’s been cancelled?
Last month, it was confirmed that the Marshall Arena would host six Premier League nights. Now, the rest of the league phase will also take place there.
- Glasgow (17 September)
- Manchester (24 September)
- Newcastle (1 October)
- Sheffield (15 October)
Will now not take place. If you’re a ticket holder for one of these events, your ticket will roll over to the 2021 event. If you want a refund, you must apply to the box office from where you bought your ticket.
Where are we with the Premier League?
Before the COVID-19 shutdown, the 2020 Premier League was developing into one of the best tournaments for years.
Glen Durrant leads the Premier League by one point, ahead of world number one Michael van Gerwen. Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall occupy the other play off places at the moment.
Peter Wright is outside the top four on leg difference, and is a point ahead of Gary Anderson in 6th. Gerwyn Price is 7th, ahead of Rob Cross in 8th, both on five points.
Daryl Gurney is in the relegation place. He’s three points from safety, and with a much worse leg difference than those above him.
How can I watch?
You’ll be able to watch every night from Milton Keynes on Sky Sports, and via the PDC’s broadcast partners. The start times are yet to be confirmed.