Matt Porter who is now the chief executive of PDC said: “We’re still hopeful of getting crowds back in during October and November, so at the moment we’ll take each week as it comes.”
He shared during the interview that he as well as other PDC organizers are all looking forward to see crowds gathering in darts tournaments in some incoming months after a long period of being frozen due to Covid-19. In addition, he revealed that Milton Keynes’ Marshall Arena would be under PDC’s consideration to host further major tournaments during the next 2020.
Milton Keynes is going to take part in the tournaments as the host of the Match Play this year, after the tournament did not take place as the traditional way, instead of being hold behind closed doors and far away from its spiritual home. In previous years, the Winter Gardens in Blackpool had always been chosen to be the revenue for the PDC’s tournament.
The Marshall Arena was also chosen to be the destination for the comeback of numerous competitive darts at the recent Summer Series given the reason that it was the most possible and safest stadium to provide such a protected environment for players as well as organizers.
The PDC also revealed detailed information about 6 consecutive nights last week, which will be held at the Marshall Arena without the participation of spectators from the 25th to 30th of August.
A few days later, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried different ways to soon bring back sports fans to stadiums in case that Covid-19 is getting more under control.
The Prime Minister said trials would begin to see whether larger crowds in sports’ stadiums would pave the way for the spreading of Covid-19 or not. They might be kicked off from August, despite the fact that Porter explained why this move may have come too soon for certain Premier League nights.