TICKETS for the 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts go on sale on Monday – with promoters expecting a rush as fans look to secure their seat at Britain’s hottest indoor sporting event.

The Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts has become the country’s biggest indoor sports event since its inception in 2005 – with 8,000 fans watching the action in Liverpool last year.

The Echo Arena Liverpool will host the opening night of next year’s event on Thursday February 5, with the eight-man event travelling to Edinburgh, Coventry, Belfast, Newcastle, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, Glasgow, Exeter, Nottingham, Sheffield and Cardiff.

The top four players following the 14-week league phase will then compete in the play-offs on Monday May 25 at the Wembley Arena for the £125,000 title.

Tickets for all venues are released on general sale from Monday morning, priced at £20 and £30.

“More fans than ever before watched the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts in 2008 and there has been unprecedented interest already for next year’s event,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

“This tournament has captured the imagination of the British sporting public, and you only have to look at the record-breaking averages hit by Phil Taylor earlier this year to see why.

“The standard of darts is higher than ever now and the top players, like Taylor, James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld, are rising to the challenge in front of playing in front of such huge crowds.

“The 2009 Premier League promises to be the most spectacular darts event ever seen – Raymond van Barneveld hit a nine-darter two years ago, but I think we could see two during next year’s event!

“The Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts has become a memorable night out for sports fans across the UK and next year’s tournament will give more spectators than ever the chance to see top-quality darts in the flesh.”

Tickets go on general sale on Monday September 8, from venues around the UK as well as via the PDC Ticket Line on 0871 231 0831.

2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts – Dates & Box Office Numbers

February 5 Liverpool Echo Arena 0844 8000 400
February 12 Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh 0870 231 0831
February 19 Ricoh Arena, Coventry 08444 121 747
February 26 Odyssey Arena, Belfast 02890 739 074
March 5 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle 0844 493 6666
March 12 M.E.N. Arena, Manchester 0844 847 8000
March 19 Brighton Centre 0844 847 1515
March 26 N.I.A. Birmingham 0871 945 6000
April 2 S.E.C.C. Glasgow 0870 040 4000
April 9 Westpoint Arena, Exeter 08705 321 321
April 16 Trent FM Arena, Nottingham 08444 124 624
April 23 A.E.C.C. Aberdeen 08444 779 000
April 30 Sheffield Arena 0114 256 56 56
May 7 C.I.A. Cardiff 02920 22 44 88
May 25 Wembley Arena 0870 060 0870

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