We have a look behind the scenes at what goes into making ready the World Darts Championship on the Alexandra Palace; The World Darts Championship runs from December 15, 2023 to January 3, 2024 – reside on Sky Sports activities Darts
By Megan Wellens at Alexandra Palace, London
Final Up to date: 15/12/23 4:42pm
The calm earlier than the storm – the ultimate preparations are nicely beneath means at Alexandra Palace.
The seats are all set out, the fan space has beer and meals aplenty, and the stage is wanting as particular as ever in luminous inexperienced.
The lengthy inexperienced carpet to the fan space leads you into a mixture of video games, enjoyable, and charity.
An opportunity to play darts towards the very best, foods and drinks galore, and most excitingly, your likelihood to recreate Wayne Mardle and Stuart Pyke’s iconic commentary from the 2023 remaining greet you within the area that can quickly be packed out by hundreds.
Come 5.30pm, when followers are all set with their pitchers of beer, they’ll head into the sector which is dominating in its proximity to the stage.
The rows of tables are all dutifully lined up and the flashing lights are able to placed on a present with the followers up shut and private with the gamers they’ve come to observe.
The previous winners adorn the partitions in a continuing reminder of how large this match is and the stroll on space, though shorter in individual, is as intimidating as ever – by no means thoughts when 1,000s of followers are watching on.
“Get up in the event you love the darts” is the message that’s on the partitions alongside “it’s the most great time of the 12 months” and for many who will go to the Ally Pally over the subsequent six weeks, it’s great due to the darting present they may witness.
Final 12 months introduced the best leg of darts ever seen, and now it’s time to discover out what from this match will reside on in darting historical past…
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