Yorkshire Times
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12:23 PM 28th March 2022

Rocket Ronnie Cues Up New Shop In Steel City

Ronnie O’Sulli
Ronnie O’Sulli
Snooker fans are set for a real treat as The Ronnie O’Sullivan Shop opens its doors once again in Sheffield next month and this year is bigger and better than ever.

Ahead of the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield, The Ronnie O’Sullivan Snooker Shop will open on Saturday 9th April in the former Flannels unit at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

The shop will be an immersive experience for snooker lovers offering the opportunity to both play and watch the game as well, relax and have a drink, as the chance to buy a range of memorabilia and signed items by Ronnie and greats of the game.

All Ronnie’s career trophies will also be on display in the shop, including the first-ever trophy he won in 1985, with photo opportunities available as well as meet and greet sessions with the man himself as well as other players. The shop even boasts a snooker table made of 22ct gold!

The pop-up shop was previously opened in 2021 and this year has doubled in size and has boosted the local economy with the creation of six jobs.

Ronnie O’Sullivan commented: “Bringing the shop back to Sheffield is something that means a lot to me as it gives the fans an opportunity to see a lot of my personal items.

“I have received unbelievable support over the years from fans of the game all over the world and doing something like this enables me to give something back to them and create somewhere they can come and immerse themselves in the world of snooker.

“Sheffield has become somewhat of a second home, so it is the perfect location for the shop. I am really looking forward to having the shop open again and being able to offer an even better experience this time.

“I am planning to drop into the shop and meet as many fans as possible, which is something that I love to do. Although, hopefully, I will be quite busy playing throughout the World Championships at The Crucible as well!”