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Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 02 Dec 2019
Fans queue outside Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)
The announcement of a second Premier League event in Rotterdam has caused anger among fans who missed out on the cancelled Exeter event last week.
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The fifth league night of the season had been due to take place at the Westpoint Arena in Exeter last Thursday but was cancelled due to safety concerns following heavy snowfall in the local area.
The planned Night Five fixtures have been moved to Night Ten in Liverpool on April 5 – which will now become Judgement Night as the bottom two players in the league table are eliminated.
The PDC have announced that a second night of action will now be staged at the Rotterdam Ahoy, with five fixtures will be held on Wednesday April 18, preceding the sold-out scheduled event the following evening.
“It was hugely disappointing that last week’s planned Unibet Premier League in Exeter had to be cancelled,” said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
“We looked at various options, alongside our host broadcast partners Sky Sports, which would see the Unibet Premier League remain a 16-night season, and it’s great that we’ve been able to add a second night at Rotterdam Ahoy.
“Tickets in Rotterdam have been incredibly popular since we first took the Premier League to the Netherlands in 2016, and this is another great chance for Dutch fans to see the world’s best players live.”
The decision, however, has not been received well by a large number of fans, who believe the fixtures should be rescheduled in Exeter.

Fixtures for the two league nights at Rotterdam Ahoy will be confirmed following Judgement Night.
Fans who held tickets for last week’s cancelled event in Exeter are entitled to a full refund through their point of purchase.