THE William Hill World Darts Championship has been recognised at the prestigious Sports Business Awards for a third straight year after being named as the Best Match (or Game) Day Experience.

The World Darts Championship received a nomination for a third successive year, having previously won the Best Operations Team at the 2018 ceremony and been runner-up in the Best Sports Event of the Year category in 2017.

This year saw the Alexandra Palace tournament's success in the staging of the biggest-ever event at the 2018/2019 World Darts Championship recognised with the Best Match (or Game) Day Experience award.

Other nominations in the category in 2019 included football clubs Manchester City, Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Lancashire Lightning cricket and England Hockey.

PDC at the Sports Business Awards

PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter, who received the award at a ceremony in London on Friday May 31, said: "The 2018/2019 William Hill World Darts Championship was our biggest-ever tournament and was a huge success, and to receive this award is fantastic recognition.

"There is a huge amount of hard work which goes in to making the World Championship such a successful event, and this award is a testament to everyone involved in the tournament.

"Our expansion to 96 players and 16 days meant that this was a huge operation, as 85,000 fans attended Alexandra Palace throughout the event.

"To be nominated for a third successive year shows the stature of the World Championship as both the flagship event for our sport but also in the UK's sporting landscape now."

The PDC's streaming partners, StreamAMG, received the Sports Tech of the Year award for their CloudMatrix platform for delivering video content, as used within the PDCTV-HD website.

To see the full list of winners, click here.

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