World Championship to remain at Ally Pally.
The PDC have agreed to a new deal with Alexandra Palace to keep the World Championships there for another four years.
Under the new contract with Alexandra Palace, the William Hill World Darts Championship will be held there until at least the end of the 2024/25 event.
The World Darts Championship relocated to Alexandra Palace for the 2007/2008 competition, and it has since established itself as a must-see destination for darts lovers from all over the world.
Last year’s 14th World Championship at Ally Pally was a one-of-a-kind event, with only the opening night open to the public before the rest of the event was held behind closed doors.
The New Agreement
After a new arrangement with the PDC was reached, the tournament will remain at the iconic London landmark until at least 2025.
“The William Hill World Darts Championship has become synonymous with Alexandra Palace, and it’s fantastic news to agree a new four-year deal with this historic venue,” said PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.
“There are few atmospheres in sport which can match a full Ally Pally during the World Championship, and we’ve seen so many historic moments during the past 14 years – including nine-darters, Phil Taylor’s farewell in a final and Fallon Sherrock’s famous wins two years ago.
“The next four years will give more players the chance to follow in the footsteps of players like Phil Taylor, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and reigning World Champion Gerwyn Price in lifting the Sid Waddell Trophy – we can’t wait!”
Around 90,000 fans will attend the 2021/22 World Championship, while 96 players from across the globe will descend on Ally Pally for the festive feast of darts.
Alexandra Palace Commercial Director Lucy Fenner said: “We can’t wait for the William Hill World Darts Championship to return to the Palace this December.
“The World Championship creates special nights for the fans, players and everyone who works at the tournament. It’s a bucket list event, with an atmosphere like nothing else.
“We’re unbelievably proud to have supported the PDC as they’ve grown the event here over the last 14 years, and we’re hugely grateful for the support they’ve shown us in return.
“As a charity we rely on amazing events like this. Each ticket bought contributes to us maintaining and improving the Park and Palace, and helping us to deliver our Creative Learning programme for families, young people and vulnerable people across the community.
“We’re delighted the new deal with the PDC will see the World Championship stay at its spiritual home until 2025 – we’re looking forward to some massive nights to enjoy with everyone.”