PDC confirm World Series of Darts will return to Madison Square Garden in 2023

Madison Square Garden got their first taste of tungsten drama through last weekend's US Darts Masters. The venue will return to the calendar in 2023.

New York City was the location for the US Darts Masters and the North American Championship as over 7,000 fans attended the two events across Friday and Saturday. 

Michael Smith reigned supreme in the US Masters as he beat Michael van Gerwen 8-4 in an enthralling final.

Earlier, Houston's Leonard Gates picked up the North American Championship to officially announce himself to the darting world.

The player known as 'Soldier' beat experienced campaigner Danny Baggish 6-3.

The PDC have now confirmed that both tournaments will return to New York on June 2-3 in 2023.

"The bet365 US Darts Masters and North American Championship have been a huge success and we've enjoyed two great days in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden," said PDC Chief Executive Matt Porter.

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"This has been unquestionably our most successful event ever in America, and the crowds we had at Madison Square Garden - particularly on Saturday night - were hugely encouraging for the future of these events.

"When you consider the continued improvement of players from across North America through the Championship Darts Corporation circuit, the sport is in fantastic shape on this side of the Atlantic.

"We'd had to wait four years to finally get to New York, but we're already setting our sights on returning bigger and better in 2023."

Tickets for the 2023 US Darts Masters and the North American Championship are expected to go on sale later this year.

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