ADRIAN LEWIS is ready to lead England against Scotland in a live clash of the auld enemy at a special ‘Darting Drive-In’.
The Stoke star will take his place alongside fellow world champs Glen Durrant and Martin Adams as fans watch on from their cars.
This unique tournament – the first held in the UK – will take place on Thursday, August 20 in Edinburgh’s Dalkeith Country Park, before moving to Glasgow’s Skyport Park & Ride on September 3.
East Kilbride-born and former Finder Darts Masters Champion, Ross ‘The Boss’ Montgomery, will be playing for Scotland, with the final competitors still to be announced.
The rivals will take part in a series of singles and doubles matches and be crowned The Parking Lot Classic Champions 2020.
Lewis said: “When I was asked to take part in The Parking Lot Social event I thought it sounded really interesting – and I know that nobody’s done anything like this before.
“To be honest, in light of the past few months, I just can’t wait to be playing darts in front of a live audience again. And playing against the Scottish lads in their own back yard will definitely give it that extra edge.”
The whole event will be hosted by renowned sports MC Paul Booth. A legend of the darts world, Booth’s commentary will be streamed live throughout the night. There’s only a capacity of 250 cars allowed at the event.
Josh Kinnersley, Chief Operating Officer at XL Event Lab, promises the event will be a safe and spectacular return to live sporting events in Scotland: “Our Scotland v England Darts Classic is the first sporting event to be played in front of a live audience in the UK since lockdown began, and it’s fantastic to be able to incorporate this into our drive-in tour.
“Audiences have been starved of live sports events for the past few months so we’ve used our drive-in mechanic as a means to bring people together in a safe way, while encapsulating the buzz of a live, competitive event.
“Safety remains our number one priority and darts, being a non-contact sport played from a stage, is naturally compliant with social distancing guidelines and translates well to a drive-in platform.
“We have the best technology and a custom-made set to bring the tournament to life and give sports fans the best experience possible.”
Tickets for The Parking Lot Social Scotland vs. England Darts Classic start at £39 per car and on sale now at theparkinglotsocial.co.uk/darts/.