Grand Prix to be staged at Kelvin Hall?

With the calendar starting to take shape for next season now, one of the biggest issues still undecided was the venue of the Grand Prix, last staged in Glasgow at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre…

Because of a clash of dates however, it has been widely rumoured recently that the SECC is unavailable for 2009 and that World Snooker have been searching for a new venue, while looking to keep the tournament in Glasgow.

While not official however, it now seems that their hunt is at an end and that John Higgins will defend his title at the Kelvin Hall, again in Glasgow. This has been reported both on Global Snooker Twitter by Janie Watkins, as well as a poster over at TSF who has said that he rang the venue this morning and that they have confirmed it.

Does anyone have any knowledge of the venue? Will it be suitable if this news is accurate? Hopefully the problem encountered last season at the SECC with the noise from helicopters landing nearby will not be there this time around!