Ticket frenzy for Crucible

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SNOOKER boss Barry Hearn says the 2012 World Championship will boost Sheffield’s economy.

Hearn said: “The Championship at The Crucible will put Sheffield in the spotlight on a global scale, watched by hundreds of millions of fans around the world.”

“We’ve had the biggest demand for tickets in the tournament’s history, they are selling at an amazing rate. I’m confident every seat for every session on every day will be taken. Those in the arena will be watching the greatest snooker show on earth.”

The event runs from April 21 to May 7.