Ronnie O’Sullivan calls Masters venue Alexandra Palace disgusting
Ronnie O’Sullivan calls Masters venue Alexandra Palace disgusting.
Seven-time Masters champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has criticized the venue of the tournament, calling it “disgusting”.
‘I’m looking forward to getting out of here,’ O’Sullivan, 48, said of the iconic north London venue.
As a result of beating Barry Hawkins 6-3 in Thursday’s semi-final, the world number one made the comments.
It was reported by the World Snooker Tour (WST) that “other players have spoken highly of the venue.”
According to Ronnie O’Sullivan calls Masters venue Alexandra Palace disgusting.
It is dirty everywhere. It is cold. It is freezing. I have to wear my coat everywhere. You go through car parks. There are bins. It is awful.
It gives me the heebie-jeebies to come in here. I just can’t wait to get out.” Alexander Palace, built in 1865, has hosted the Masters since 2012.
The venue has also hosted the PDC World Darts Championship since 2008, where Luke Littler reached the final earlier this month.
In response to O’Sullivan’s comments, the WST said: “We work together with Alexandra Palace to provide the best possible conditions for players.”
All other players expressed unanimous praise for the venue. Fans love coming here, as evidenced by record ticket sales and the fact that all standard admission seats sold out prior to the tournament.”
In addition, an Alexandra Palace spokesperson said: “We love hosting the Masters and bringing players and fans to the Palace. We work tirelessly to make this event as special as possible.”
As a result of the overwhelming positive feedback the facility has received in recent years, it is obviously disappointing that Ronnie feels differently than we did.We hope that he will change his mind and be able to enjoy the rest of his tournament here.