AJ Bell PSA World Championships tickets go on general sale today
Squash fans can now book their seats at the biggest event on the tour as AJ Bell PSA World Championships tickets go on sale to the general public.
Presale for the Manchester tournament has now ended after high demand that saw Premium Back Wall seats for the final and both semi-finals sell out completely.
There are still other back wall seats with a great view available for these sessions, as well as Premium Back Wall seats on offer for the quarter finals. Book your seats from 9am today.
Taking place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester between December 9th and 13th, with the quarter-final action onwards taking place at Manchester Central Convention Complex from December 14th and 17th, the PSA World Championships will bring the best players of the men's and women's tours together to compete for the sport's most sought after title in what promises to be one of the most competitive and intense World Championships ever.
Act fast to secure a place in the crowd for the crucial knock-out rounds. Tickets for the tournament are priced from just £10 and available to purchase via TicketMaster here.
England No.1s Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro say they are relishing the prospect of competing in front of a home crowd with three-time World Champion Matthew, who at 37 will be one of the eldest competitors in the men's draw, particularly excited to be returning to Manchester, the scene of his last world title triumph in 2013.
"I'm thrilled that the World Championship is coming back to Manchester in 2017 and to have the girls competing there this year as well at the same time makes it complete, so it will be a great spectacle for the sport," he said.
"Winning the title in Manchester in 2013, in front of one of the best crowds and atmospheres I have ever experienced, is one of the most special moments of my career and I'm really excited to be returning. It's testament to the work of Manchester City Council, England Squash and the other partners likes AJ Bell that the tournament is coming back to Manchester.
"It will be the last World Championships I get to play in my own country – and maybe the last of my career full stop – so I'll be doing everything I can to try and end it on a high."
Meanwhile Massaro, who won the 2013 Women's World Championship, will be hoping to build on her success in front of a home crowd at the Allam British Open in Hull earlier this year and lift the coveted title for a second time.
"It's huge for England Squash to have this prestigious event in the UK and I'm really really excited to compete and hopefully be part of a real showcase for how great squash is," she said.
"It's a massive opportunity for all of the players. The World Championship happens only once a year, but a home worlds comes once, if you're lucky twice, a career. So for me it's a huge incentive and for the next generation of British players it's a great opportunity to get test themselves against the very best in the world and hopefully take that step towards competing at that next level as well.
"And knowing we'll have a home crowd, which has inspired me to victories at the British Open before and provided that extra motivation needed in tough matches, behind us is such an extra boost. The sport's in the midst of one of the most competitive eras ever and that crowd support could be crucial for the British players."