TOP-CLASS darts will return to The Brighton Centre in September following confirmation that the BBC-televised Champions League of Darts is to be hosted at the south coast venue.

The Brighton Centre has been a popular calling point for the PDC since first staging the Premier League in 2007, with sell-out nights giving fans across the south-east the chance to see the sport's leading players live.

The introduction of Berlin to the Premier League schedule in 2018 saw Brighton replaced for that event, but the PDC will now be taking the Champions League of Darts to the venue on September 22-23.

The eight-player tournament sees two groups of four facing off across the opening three sessions, with a double session on Saturday September 22 followed by the afternoon session on Sunday September 23.

The top two players from each group then progress to play off for the title on Sunday evening in the semi-finals and final.

The field of eight players for the 2018 Champions League of Darts will be confirmed at the end of July, with reigning champion Mensur Suljovic to be joined by the top seven non-qualified players from the PDC Order of Merit - set to include world number one Michael van Gerwen and new World Champion Rob Cross.

"The Champions League of Darts has become a hugely popular event since being introduced to the circuit two years ago," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.

"The concept of the world's top eight players facing off over one weekend is one which works perfectly for BBC Sport, and we feel that The Brighton Centre is an ideal venue to host the Champions League of Darts.

"With the Premier League's growth seeing Brighton replaced on that circuit, we remained committed to taking a televised PDC event to the south coast and we're delighted for this to be this year's Champions League of Darts."

World Champion Cross, who hails from Sussex, will get the chance to step out on his "home" stage in the 2018 Champions League of Darts, while 2017 World Grand Prix winner Daryl Gurney is also set to make his debut in the event.

They are set to join reigning champion Suljovic, world number one Van Gerwen and Scottish duo Peter Wright and Gary Anderson, while the world's top eight also currently features Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock.

Tickets for the Champions League of Darts will go on Priority Sale to PDCTV-HD Annual Subscribers on Monday March 19 (10am), and on General Sale on Wednesday March 21 (10am).

To be eligible for the Priority Sale period, fans must have an active PDCTV-HD Annual Subscription at 12pm (midday) on Wednesday March 14.

Tickets in the Priority Sale period will be sold with online sales only through SeeTickets via THIS LINK.

Tickets in the General Sale period will be available from the Brighton Centre Box Office via the following methods:
In Person at the Brighton Centre Box Office - Monday to Saturday 10am–4pm.
Online through Ticketmaster via THIS LINK
Phone through Ticketmaster: 0844 847 1515 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company's access charge)
Accessible: 01273 292695

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The Brighton Centre (PDC)

2018 Champions League of Darts
Saturday September 22
Afternoon Session (1.15pm)

4x Group Matches
Table Ticket £31
Tiered Ticket £26

Evening Session (6.30pm)
4x Group Matches
Table Ticket £36
Tiered Ticket £31

Sunday September 23
Afternoon Session (1pm)

4x Group Matches
Table Ticket £31
Tiered Ticket £26

Evening Session (6.30pm)
Semi-Finals & Final
Table Ticket £36
Tiered Ticket £31

Ticket prices are subject to booking fees.
A Family Enclosure will be available in the Tiered Seating area for fans attending with under-16s.
Tickets are sold subject to standard PDC Terms & Conditions, which can be seen at