TIO (Marrara) Stadium Darwin. Anyone been?

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saint66au

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Looking to head up for the Saints game v Gold Coast next season. Keen to sit in the stand rather than on the grassed area Is that possible? Does booking through AFL travel help? Or is it the domain of the home side (like the stand in Townsville was for the corresponding game this year)

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stmookeyj

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To sit in the stand the last time I went required booking through the club, the time before that was basically paying the Darwin entertainment Centre a visit on match eve, but they date back to 2010/11 (before the Long Centre at the McMillans Rd end, or left of screen, was dreamt of let alone built) and being a club member helped big time. Last year a company called NTIX was handling the online ticketing component. If you're a club member I'm sure they can help arrange something for a fee.
 

acm21

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Suggestions of an afl team in the NT have apparently been expanded (although still early stages). This link suggests that they are looking to build a new multi purpose stadium (double the current size of tio stadium) in a different location.


I think this is the right place to put this. https://www.austadiums.com/news/news.php?id=733


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palmomagpie

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Looking to head up for the Saints game v Gold Coast next season. Keen to sit in the stand rather than on the grassed area Is that possible? Does booking through AFL travel help? Or is it the domain of the home side (like the stand in Townsville was for the corresponding game this year)

Thanks for any help!
Hey mate. I know it's not much help right now, but in future, when booking tickets for TIO Stadium, they generally will either have General Admin (the grass areas) or grandstand tickets available. The grandstand usually fills quite quickly, but AFL travel should be able to secure one. THey normally sell them via Ticketek, the Darwin Entertainment Centre, then have 1000-2000 available at the gate.
 

palmomagpie

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Yeah they've had those setup for a year or two now. Probably more important now for the COVID restrictions etc. to keep everyone seated. I always used to love sitting on the grass though, was a unique experience. Except if you got too close to the scoreboard/TIO signs as a kid, you'd end up covered in beer or spit
I wonder if there will be anyone on the grass or just in stands
 

palmomagpie

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I wonder if there will be anyone on the grass or just in stands
Yeah as far as I can tell, they will be on the grass. Was reading the TIO Stadium info and there's a "chair zone" where you can bring your own fold up chair and sit in the general admin areas, so i'd imagine there is still grass room. With the capacity capped at 50% for both games, I'd imagine the grass won't be as chockers as it normally is. I think they have a 1-2 metre line from the fence too to stop the locals getting too close to the players on the ground (instead of hanging over the fence banging the signs as we always see). It's that bloody hot up there at the moment nobody will want to get too close to anybody anyway
 

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