Aldersley venue to be transformed for Grand Slam of Darts

Aldersley venue to be transformed for Grand Slam of Darts

Aldersley Leisure Village will play host to the Grand Slam of Darts in November – and a new artist’s impression shows what the venue is expected to look like for this major sporting event.

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Artist’s impression of the Grand Slam of Darts at Aldersley Leisure Village

Aldersley Leisure Village will play host to the Grand Slam of Darts in November – and a new artist’s impression shows what the venue is expected to look like for this major sporting event.

It means the best of the best will continue to compete in the City of Wolverhampton, while its usual home – Wolverhampton’s Civic Halls – undergoes refurbishment.

To help people get to Aldersley, City of Wolverhampton Council is providing return coach travel from the city centre for just £2 when bought in advance.

The 32-player tournament features players from both the PDC and BDO systems competing across nine days from Saturday, November 10 to Sunday 18.

Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, said: “The Grand Slam of Darts puts the city on the map, is watched by millions of people across the globe and attracts thousands of visitors to the city.

“It is great news that we have been able to keep this key event in the city and this artist’s impression shows what fans attending the Grand Slam of Darts at Aldersley Leisure Village can look forward to.”

PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The bwin Grand Slam of Darts is synonymous with being held in Wolverhampton, and though the Wolves Civic is currently closed it’s great that we can keep the tournament within the city.

“We’ve received great support from fans in the West Midlands and the City of Wolverhampton Council over the past decade, and I’m sure that the Aldersley Leisure Village will prove a popular new home for the event this year.”

Tickets for the 2018 bwin Grand Slam of Darts are on General Sale from Wolves Civic Box Office, by calling 0870 320 7000, or in person from the box office located at Wolverhampton Art Gallery in Lichfield Street.

Disabled Access Tickets are available by calling 01902 55 0969.

The Sky Sports-televised event initially sees the 32 players split into eight groups of four for the round-robin phase over the opening four days from Saturday, November 10.

The top two players from each group then progress to the knockout phase from the second round onwards, before the tournament concludes with the semi-finals and final on Sunday, November 18.

Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will headline the field of stars competing in the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts, alongside PDC World Champion Rob Cross and BDO Lakeside Champion Glen Durrant.

2018 UK Open champion Gary Anderson, colourful Peter Wright, and reigning World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh, will also compete in the City of Wolverhampton.

Tickets are limited to six per person per session for Table Tickets. Under-14s are required to be accompanied by an adult. Tiered Seat Tickets will not go on sale until Table Tickets have sold out.

Tickets may be subject to a booking fee and/or service charge, and are sold subject to standard PDC Terms & Conditions available at www.pdc.tv/tickets.