THE Metrodome is to hold a world-famous sporting event.

The World Pool Masters will be staged at the Metrodome in October, and it's the first time the worldwide event has returned to UK shores since 2005.

The event's set to bring thousands of fans to the town.

In the past five years, the event has been held in Las Vegas on three occasions, and its winner is set to pocket $20,000.

Tim Wilson, Barnsley Premier Leisure's chief executive, said: "We're delighted the Metrodome's hosting this worldwide event. The tournament will bring significant amounts of wealth into Barnsley's economy."