Tickets for Betfred World Championship final at Sheffield’s Crubicle ‘virtually sold out’

Tickets for the concluding session of the Betfred World Championship final at the Crucible Theatre have virtually sold out as Sheffield stages a successful return of fans to indoor sporting events.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:35 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:35 pm

The concluding session on May 3 will see the famous trophy presented at snooker’s biggest tournament as best players on the planet including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Neil Robertson, Mark Selby and John Higgins battle for the title.

Since the event began on April 17, crowds have enjoyed the unique Crucible atmosphere, while following a set of protocols which includes showing a negative Covid-19 test before entry and observing a code of conduct.

The potential capacity started at 33 per cent for the first round and rises to full capacity of 100 per cent for the final on May 2 and 3.

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John Higgins during his match against Mark Williams on day seven of the Betfred World Snooker Championships 2021 at The Crucible, Sheffield. Picture date: Friday April 23, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SNOOKER World. Photo credit should read: George Wood/PA Wire

Tickets for the afternoon and evening sessions on Sunday May 2 are still available, as well as the afternoon session on Monday May 3.

A WST spokesman said: “It has been a fantastic event so far and amazing to see fans returning to live sport. We urge anyone interested in coming to read the information carefully and consider taking this chance to see one of the world’s great sporting events in a globally famous venue. Usually tickets sell out a year in advance so this is a unique opportunity to be there and experience the extraordinary atmosphere.

“To have a full house for the final night will be a historic occasion and we are proud to be part of the Events Research Programme which will help the whole country move forward through scientific data. Now that the last night has sold out we expect all sessions earlier in the event to sell quickly, so fans should move fast.”

Under the Government-led Events Research Programme, the Betfred World Championship is the first indoor sporting event in the UK to welcome back fans in 2021.

All information for fans is available at ww.wst.tv/tickets, and tickets can be booked at www.cruciblesnooker.com or by calling call 0844 65 65 147 (calls to this number cost from 5p per minute from a BT landline).

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