PDC Unibet Premier League Dates at a Glance
Revised Dates at a Glance
Night 7 - Tuesday August 25, Milton Keynes
Night 8 - Wednesday August 26, Milton Keynes
Judgement Night - Thursday August 27, Milton Keynes
Night 10 - Friday August 28, Milton Keynes
Night 11 - Saturday August 29, Milton Keynes
Night 12 - Sunday August 30, Milton Keynes
Night 13 - Thursday September 3, Milton Keynes
Night 14 - Friday September 4, Milton Keynes
Night 15 - Saturday September 5, Milton Keynes
Night 16 - Sunday September 6, Milton Keynes
Play-Offs - Thursday October 22, The O2, London
THE Unibet Premier League nights in Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield have become the latest victims of the coronavirus crisis.
Professional Darts Corporation bosses have reluctantly cancelled the events as the sport remains behind closed doors.
It had been re-scheduled from May 6 to September 16 but now has been called off altogether as almost all the remainder of the PL fixtures have been switched to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.
The Premier League season, which has been on hold since March, will return in a week’s time with six nights being held at the Marshall Arena.
Those six nights - from August 25-30 - will now be followed after a three-day break by the remaining four league nights of the regular season from September 3-6.
In addition, should it not be possible to stage the Play-Offs at The O2 in London with a crowd as planned on Thursday October 22, a further night behind closed doors will be added in Milton Keynes on Wednesday September 2, making Sunday September 6 the Play-Offs.
PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter admitted: “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.
“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."
Fans with tickets to any of the rescheduled nights will have their booking transferred to the equivalent night of the 2021 Premier League, as follows.
Any fans wishing to receive a refund must apply to their point of purchase (the Box Office where they bought their tickets).
By Phil Lanning