Tickets On Sale for Territory AFL Games

Footy fever is growing as tickets go on sale from midday today for two big games in the NT, thanks to the Territory Labor Government’s partnership with AFL.

The Melbourne Football Club will take on the Adelaide Crows at TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs on 17 May and Darwin’s home team, the Gold Coast SUNS, will take on St Kilda at TIO Stadium on 13 June.

The games are part of a new four-year agreement between the Territory Labor Government and the AFL, which will see the Gold Coast SUNS playing in Darwin and the Melbourne Football Club in Alice Springs until 2023.

It also includes an AFLW match, with Melbourne set to play Carlton on 14 March at TIO Traeger Park.

AFLNT Chief Executive Officer Stu Totham said the collaboration between AFL, NT Government, Gold Coast Football Club and Melbourne Football Club is a fantastic outcome for Territory football.

“We will be working closely with stakeholders to make these games a success, build on them as key community events and ensure they continue long after the current agreement expires,” he said.

Gold Coast Suns Chief Execurive Mark Evans said the team couldn’t wait to play the inaugural Darwin game as part of the new NT partnership.

“This will be a big game with some of the most exciting young talent in the country on display – I am confident ticket sales will be very strong,” he said.

General Manager of Football and Casey Operations at Melbourne Football Club Josh Mahoney said it was great to see the positive impact the NT games have on the community.

“We love that they allow young people to rub shoulders with their heroes,” he said.

“This is a unique game, playing in the shadows of the MacDonnell Ranges. All football supporters should experience this at least once in their life.”

Tickets for the two AFL games start from $25 for adults, $15 for concessions and $5 for children aged 6-14. Children aged five and under are free. Tickets are available from www.ntix.com.au