Where is the mecca of professional darts?
Professional darts players travel all over the world to compete in international tournaments. But no venue is more important to them than London’s Alexandra Palace, where the PDC World Darts Championship has been staged since 2008. Whoever wins here takes home a prize of £500,000 ($640,000). The historic building was named for Princess Alexandra of Denmark and nicknamed the “Ally Pally,” and it has a seating capacity of 10,400. Opened as a recreation, education, and entertainment center in 1873, it was intended to be North London’s counterpart to the Crystal Palace. The Brits are famous for their humor, and the PDC Championship is known for bringing out the best and worst in its attendees, including comical signs, drunken behavior, and crazy costumes.