O'Sullivan glad he hasn't got to come back to Milton Keynes

After playing 10 tournaments in the Marshall Arena, the world champion has had enough

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:32 pm
Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O'Sullivan has had enough of Milton Keynes it seems!

The six-time snooker world champion has been competing at the Marshall Arena recently, where a lot of the sport's competitions have been held in the bubble arranged by Matchroom at MK1. Several darts tournaments have also been held in the Arena, with players staying at the hotel at Stadium MK.

O'Sullivan has played 10 tournaments in the arena already this season, and it sounds like the 45-year-old is desperate for a change of scenery.

"I am just glad that I haven’t got to come back to Milton Keynes this season," O'Sullivan said ahead of the Tour Championship at Celtic Manor in Wales this week.

"I am done there now… I have done my time! I am not sure I could ever come back to the place.

"I was lucky, I didn’t stay here as much as some of the other players depending on how strict the bubble was.

"So I am delighted I am not back there for sure for the rest of this season…and I just don’t know about next season. Who does know? I suppose Barry Hearn might have an idea. Maybe he has done a job lot deal and will stage snooker, darts, pool, ping-pong and fishing all there at once.

"You’d have to build a lake for the fishing, maybe they’ll stick a little lake out there in the car park. But let’s hope not."