World Darts Championship to be held behind closed doors from Wednesday
The 2021 World Darts Championship will be played behind closed doors from December 16-23 after London was moved into tier three of the UK Government’s coronavirus restrictions.
Alexandra Palace was set to welcome up to 1,000 fans per session, but with the new rules coming into place on Wednesday, 16 December, all sessions before Christmas will be held without fans apart from the opening night.
It’s a bitter blow for the PDC, who had worked so hard with all the relevant authorities to allow fans to attend the tournament in a safe manner, but it must be said that London being put into the third tier had seemed inevitable for a number of days.
There is still the chance that fans could return for the business end of the tournament after Christmas, and that is dependent on a government review set to take place on Wednesday, 23 December.
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