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Popular darts event to remain at city leisure village

A darts event bringing the best in the game to the region is set to remain at its current home for the foreseeable future.

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The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has announced that the Cazoo Grand Slam of Darts will be staying at Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton, continuing a relationship with the city that began back in 2007.

The tournament, which brings together players who have won major tournaments such as the World Championship, the World Matchplay, the UK Open and the PDC World Cup, was originally hosted by the Civic Hall, but moved to Aldersley in 2018 and, apart from a year in Coventry during the Covid-19 pandemic, has remained there since.

PDC chief executive Matt Porter said the tournament would remain at Aldersley, stating that it was a more suitable venue due to being able to accommodate more people and tables.

He also said that Wolverhampton Council were putting more investment into the venue and said he looked forward to running the Grand Slam at Aldersley for the foreseeable future.

He said: "We'll be staying at Aldersley for the Grand Slam.