Premier League Darts Thrills at Utilita Arena Sheffield

16 May 2024

The atmosphere was electric at Utilita Arena Sheffield, as the Premier League Darts rolled into town for the final night of the league phase. As darts fans poured into the venue in an assortment of fancy dress, the night promised to be one for the history books. This year, the event shattered previous attendance records with over 10,000 supporters filling the arena, surpassing last year's record of 8,000.

The night featured some of the biggest names in darts, each vying for a spot in the Play-Offs. The lineup included:

- Luke Littler vs. Peter Wright

- Nathan Aspinall vs. Michael Smith

- Luke Humphries vs. Gerwyn Price

- Michael van Gerwen vs. Rob Cross

Michael Smith, also known as "Bully Boy," stole the show with a series of wins. Smith secured his spot in the Play-Offs with a decisive 6-3 win over Nathan Aspinall in the quarter-finals. This match was marked by key moments, including a spectacular 136 finish and a bull-bull-D16 132 finish that sealed the deal.

Smith's journey didn't end there. In a nail-biting semi-final against Luke Littler, Smith overcame a 4-1 deficit to claim a 6-5 victory in the last-leg decider. His determination and precision on the doubles were on full display, with a 156 and 120 finish propelling him to the final.

In the final showdown against Luke Humphries, Smith delivered an outstanding performance, securing a 6-3 victory. Despite the emotional rollercoaster of the evening, Smith's skill ensured he clinched the nightly win and a coveted spot at the Finals Night.

17-year-old prodigy, Luke Littler, continued to impress, securing top spot in the Premier League with a 6-4 victory over Peter Wright. Littler's highlight was a remarkable tops-tops-tops finish that solidified his reputation as the man/boy to beat.

Luke Humphries also delivered a stunning performance, defeating Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen. Humphries' match against Van Gerwen was particularly memorable, featuring a 142 checkout and a 12-darter that left fans in awe.

As the curtain fell on an unforgettable night in Sheffield, fans were already looking forward to the 2025 BetMGM Premier League. The upcoming season promises to be even bigger, with 17 nights of action set to take place across the UK, Ireland, Germany, and the Netherlands.

This year's Premier League achieved record-breaking attendance, with all 17 venues selling out completely. To ensure you don't miss out on the excitement next year, be sure to register for Priority Ticket Access. Tickets for the 2025 tour will go on sale in October, giving you the best chance to witness the world's best darts players in action.