Premier League darts is becoming increasingly popular around Europe, after it has begun being televised across many European countries. So far the popular Betway Premier League series has only been played in the UK and Ireland, but now it will be going to the Netherlands, Rotterdam to be exact.
Betway Premier League is being televised on Sky Sports in the UK and has a ten-player field who competes for four months across different venues. The sport is reaching high-levels of spectators, with the crowd being famous for dressing up in costumes and singing along while the players play.
“We’re delighted to be able to take the Betway Premier League to the Netherlands for the first time next year and we’re confident that the Ahoy Arena will host a capacity crowd for the visit of darts’ greatest players,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
“Dutch darts is enjoying a boom at present, led of course by the success of world number one Michael van Gerwen but also seen in the number of young players coming through, the great crowds we receive in our European Tour events in the Netherlands and also through the huge TV ratings received by our broadcast partners, RTL7.
“The Betway Premier League has been a phenomenon in British sport for the past decade in taking the top players across the UK and into Ireland, with over 100,000 fans enjoying this year’s tournament live across 16 great venues. With the addition of the Ahoy Arena, we’re now taking the Betway Premier League to fans in continental Europe, and this is a development which we’re sure will add another dimension to an already thrilling tournament.” He added.