Snooker fans snap up tickets

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MORE than 14,500 tickets have so far been sold for next year’s World Snooker Championships at The Crucible in Sheffield - and fans keen on watching matches are being urged to book their seats before the event sells out completely.

Ticket sales were launched at 10am last Saturday, and by Monday morning 14,552 had been snapped up for the championships, which run from April 20 to May 6.

A spokesman for the World Snooker organisation said the sales figures were ‘extraordinary’.

“They show the massive appetite people have for this tournament,” he said.

Nearly 200 VIP packages were also purchased on the first day of sales.

Tickets for matches start at £15, to book visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call call 0844 6565147.