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World Snooker Championship final welcomes sell-out crowd - the first time in over a YEAR there has been a full house at a sporting event - as MC introduces raucous 'Crucible roar' of the 980 fans as Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy walk out for showdown A full house of 980 will watch the final two sessions of the World Snooker Championship final at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield It's the first sold-out sporting event in the United Kingdom in more than a year The capacity crowd cheered and applauded as the players entered the arena They were required to wear masks and take Covid-19 tests before and after Capacity has slowly been ramped up as the 17-day tournament progressed It is one of the Government's pilot events as part of roadmap out of lockdown 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 14:40 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 14:43 BST, 3 May 2021

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A British sporting event has been witnessed by a capacity crowd for the first time in over a year.

The third session of the World Snooker Championship final between Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy saw a sell-out crowd at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

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Monday's final two sessions of the 17-day tournament sold out over the weekend with a full house of 980 spectators enjoying a nip and tuck final.

A sold-out crowd of 980 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield cheered and applauded as the players walked out for the third session of the World Snooker Championship final on Monday

A sold-out crowd of 980 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield cheered and applauded as the players walked out for the third session of the World Snooker Championship final on Monday

The final is the first sporting event in the United Kingdom with a capacity crowd in over a year

The final is the first sporting event in the United Kingdom with a capacity crowd in over a year

Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy are competing for the most prestigious prize in snooker

Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy are competing for the most prestigious prize in snooker

There was a euphoric cheer and standing ovation to welcome the two players into the auditorium on Monday afternoon as the country took another step towards normality after the Covid-19

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