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Darts legend set for Stadium of Light return

THE world’s most successful darts player will be stepping up to the oche in Sunderland this spring (21 March) when he returns to the Stadium of Light.

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is bringing his arrows back to the home of Sunderland AFC to take on some of the club’s first team players in a World Darts Blockbuster night.

It follows a similar event last year, when Taylor – regarded as the greatest darts player of all time – took part in a re-run of the 2015 PDC World Darts Championship final with rival Gary Anderson.

The pair were joined by a selection of the first team players for the fun night, which sold out in a matter of hours.

The 16-time World Champion will be back for more at this year’s event, which will be held in a marquee at the Stadium of Light on 21 March, 2017 from 6pm.

“I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Sunderland AFC,” he said. “I really enjoyed the sell-out event at the Stadium of Light last year and it’s terrific to be coming back again in 2017.

“The Sunderland first team players are great lads and I look forward to taking some of them on again on the oche, plus give everyone a special insight into some of the most memorable and entertaining things that have happened to me during my record-breaking career.”

Rachel Divers, Head of Commercial Sales at Sunderland AFC, is looking forward to welcoming back the sporting star.

“It’s fantastic news that we will be welcoming back Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor for another match against our first team players next March,” he said. “Tickets for last year’s event sold out in a matter of hours and we hope it will prove to be just as popular.

“The last one was a really fun night, and I think the SAFC players will be getting some practice in between now and March so they can try and get the better of Phil this time.”

Tickets for the event, which is being sponsored by Pin Point Recruitment, start from £50.50 and include a three course meal. VIP tickets are also available.

For further information and to book, call 0871 911 1555 or emailconf&

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