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Premier League Darts 2021: PDC announces nine parties in April to be held behind closed doors in Milton Keynes |  Darts News

The first nine nights of the 2021 Premier League will take place behind closed doors in Milton Keynes from April 5-9 and April 19-22 live on Sky Sports, with PDC chairman Barry Hearn saying he hoped to ease the crowds live for the second half. of the competition later in the year

Last updated: 02/22/21 11:02 am

Glen Durrant won the title last year

The PDC announced the first nine nights of the 2021 Unibet Premier League season, which will take place behind closed doors in Milton Keynes in April live on Sky Sports.

The tournament, which traditionally visits different arenas across the UK and Europe every Thursday evening, takes on a different format due to coronavirus restrictions.

The first half of the season will see the 10 players compete for nine nights from April 5-9 and April 19-22 at the Marshall Arena, before the bottom two players on the leaderboard are eliminated after Judgment Night.

Seven more championship nights will then take place as the eight remaining players attempt to win places in the Play-Offs, which will see the semi-finals and final set to determine the 2021 champion, with a decision on dates and locations. to take. on time.

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The PDC have also confirmed the dates and locations for the 2022 Premier League season, which is expected to return to normal format.

The season kicks off at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Thursday 3rd February, with Judgment Night taking place at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on Thursday 31st March and the Play-Offs taking place in Newcastle for the first time at the Utilita Arena Thursday, May 26.

“With the restrictions going on in the UK and Europe, which means it won’t be possible to start the 2021 Unibet Premier League season with crowds in April, our 10 superstars from our sport will start 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 will continue to work with our partners to be able to organize the second half of the season with live crowds if possible.

“With the start of the 2021 Unibet Premier League in sight, we are still working hard with our sponsors Unibet and host broadcast partner Sky Sports to create a season to remember, albeit unique.”

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We will continue to work with our partners to be able to organize the second half of the season with live crowds if possible.

PDC brass instruments hope to welcome fans again

Glen Durrant will look to defend that title, having beaten Nathan Aspinall in the 2020 showpiece.

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 José de Sousa, Masters champion Jonny Clayton, champion European reigning Peter Wright and former Premier League finalists Aspinall and Rob Cross like the other contenders in 2021.

Composition of the Premier League 2021

Gerwyn PriceGary Anderson
Michael van GerwenDimitri Van den Bergh
Peter WrightGlen Durrant
Rob crossJosé de Sousa
Nathan AspinallJonny clayton

Unibet League 2021

From Monday April 5 to Friday April 9 – Nights one-five
From Monday April 19 to Thursday April 22 – Night of the Six Judgments
TBC – Nights 10-16 and play-offs

Premier League 2022

Thursday 3 February – Night One, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Thursday 10 February – Night Two, M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Thursday 17th February – Third night, SSE Arena, Belfast
Thursday February 24 – Night Four, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
Thursday March 3 – Night Five, Westpoint Exeter
Thursday March 10 – Sixth night, The Brighton Center
Thursday March 17th – Night Seven, Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Thursday March 24 – Night Eight, Rotterdam Ahoy
Thursday March 31 – Judgment Night, Utilita Arena Birmingham
Thursday April 7 – Night Ten, First Direct Arena, Leeds
Thursday April 14 – Night 11, AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday April 21 – Night 12, P&J Live, Aberdeen
Thursday April 28 – Night 13, 3Arena, Dublin
Thursday May 5th – Night 14, The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 12 May – 15th night, FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
Thursday 19 May – Night 16, The O2, London
Thursday May 26 – Play-Offs, Utilita Arena Newcastle

Watch full coverage of each Premier League night at Sky Sports, and stay with us throughout the year as we bring you the latest darts news at skysports.com/darts, our mobile app and Twitter account @skysportsdarts.

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