Premier League Darts will return to AECC’s GE Oil & Gas Arena in Aberdeen on Thursday 17th April 2014. Darts’ biggest roadshow event will celebrate its tenth staging next year, with reigning champion Michael van Gerwen set to defend his title against the likes of six-time winner Phil Taylor across 16 weeks of action around the UK and Ireland, live on Sky Sports.
The top four players following the completion of the 15-night league season will then progress to compete in the Play-Offs at The O2 in London on May 22, with the Semi-Finals and Final to be accompanied by the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final.
“Premier League Darts has developed into a must-see sporting event for fans across the UK and Ireland in recent years and there’s already huge anticipation ahead of the 2014 competition, ” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
“This year’s tournament provided so many memorable matches from start to finish, and the introduction of relegation for the bottom two players after nine weeks added even more drama on Judgement Night, and the race for Play-Off places was equally exciting.
“For Michael van Gerwen to win the Premier League Darts title in his debut season made it especially memorable for him following his brilliant final with Phil Taylor, and the competition for players to join them in the event next year is fierce.
“We’re already looking forward to kicking off the 2014 Premier League Darts season at a sell-out Echo Arena in Liverpool in February, and it’s equally exciting to be taking the event to another great sporting city, Leeds, which has seen the launch of the First Direct Arena recently.”
Brian Horsburgh, Managing Director of AECC, commented; “The Premier League Darts is always a major event in the region, with fans rushing to buy tickets as soon as they go on-sale. The event itself is very lively and there is a great atmosphere in the GE Oil & Gas Arena as people get the opportunity to see their favourite players, playing live, in our town!”
The competitors for the 2014 Premier League Darts will be announced in January 2014 following the completion of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship, with the top four players from the PDC Order of Merit to be joined by six Wildcards.
Tickets for the tournament will go on Priority Sale on Monday September 30 to LIVEPDC.TV Annual Subscribers, and on General Sale on Monday October 7 at 10am through Ticketmaster on 08444 77 9000 or at www.ticketmaster.co.uk .