At the end of 2018, Raymond van Barneveld, also known as Barney, announced his retirement as a professional darts player. To celebrate Raymond van Barneveld’s farewell and career, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, will be renamed the ‘Barney Dome’ on Saturday February 8, 2020 and will be the backdrop for an evening full of darts, memories, entertainment, music and friends of RVB from both in and out of the darting world. Ticketsale for this unique evening start Saturday, June 8th at 10AM through Ticketmaster. VIP packages are already available on Ticketmaster.
VIP packages are also available for this farewell event. The so-called "501 package" includes a unique one-off Limited edition set of Target RVB darts as well as dinner in the presence of Barney himself and other legendary darters. Get yours here.
Darts legends -including 16 x World Champion Phil ‘the Power’ Taylor, Wayne Mardle, Martin Adams, Richie Burnett and Bobby George- will be competing against RVB and other international celebrities including Robin Van Persie and Rafael Van der Vaart to win the Barney Dome Cup.
In addition to darts, live entertainment and music will be on show including Dutch rock band Navarone who will perform live during player walk-ons as well as playing some of Raymond's favourite songs for him. The rest of the musical program is still a surprise for Barney.
Furthermore, the evening is filled with memories and impressive highlights from Raymond's life as a professional darts player, that have changed the dart sport forever.
This year, Raymond van Barneveld's impressive professional career comes to an end. On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the Ziggo Dome will be renamed Barney Dome and the entire evening will be dominated by Barney, his career and the sport of darts in general.
Raymond van Barneveld on the evening: “It is an incredible honour to be offered such an evening as a farewell. I look forward to see some of the people I have met during my career again, I don’t even know half of what’s coming on the night itself, but the competition in which experienced dart players compete with Dutch celebrities promises to be a spectacle. No one can predict the outcome; I am really looking forward to that."
Raymond still has six months left as a professional and his ultimate wish is to play his last game during the PDC World Championships in December.
“But mostly, I try to enjoy everything that is going on right now. Enjoying the game, the competitions, playing on the international stages and of course enjoy my fans, who have remained loyal to me over the years and I am very grateful. This evening is perhaps even more for them than it is for me, without them I would never have come this far." Barney says: "I am now doing everything in my power to reach those world championships".