THE William Hill World Darts Championship has been nominated for a third consecutive year in the Sports Business Awards.

The prestigious Sports Business Awards celebrate the achievements and hard work of individuals, teams and organisations in the delivery of sporting events and projects, and features a panel of judges from a wide range of sporting backgrounds.

The World Darts Championship was awarded silver in the Sports Event of the Year category in 2017 and also nominated in the Best Match (or Game) Day Experience category.

Last year saw the team behind the event nominated in the Best Operations Team category, and the 2018/2019 staging of the sport's biggest tournament has now been nominated once again for the Best Match (or Game) Day Experience.

"We're rightly proud of the growth of the William Hill World Darts Championship, both in terms of the event itself and also its stature as a major sporting event," said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

"The World Championship is a huge part of the festive sporting season and the expansion last year to 96 players and 16 days of action was an overwhelming success.

"To receive this nomination in the Sports Business Awards, recognising the World Championship for a third successive year, is a testament to the hundreds of staff whose had work makes the event such a success."

In addition to the PDC's nomination, streaming partners StreamAMG, who host the PDCTV-HD website, have been nominated in the Best Business Servicing Sport category.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on Friday May 31. For further information, please visit www.sportsbusinessawards.co.uk.

Sports Business Awards

2019 Sports Business Awards
Best Match (or Game) Day Experience nominations

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