Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

AFLNT pushes for redevelopment of Darwin’s TIO Stadium

AFLNT pushes for redevelopment of Darwin’s TIO Stadium
July 16, 2014

The success of recent AFL matches in Darwin has led the AFLNT to release a vision of its plans for a redeveloped TIO Stadium at Darwin’s Marrara Sporting Complex.

With Chief Minister Adam Giles advancing plans to develop the Northern Territory, AFLNT is hoping that its $80 million stadium plan gets Government backing.

AFLNT Chief Executive Tony Frawley recently told the NT News “the AFLNT believes that like all the other state capitals, Darwin deserves a world- class AFL stadium.

“We will be presenting these designs and the ­feasibility study to the Federal and Northern Territory Governments to be considered as part of the Northern Australia Development strategy.

“This is just one concept design of how a new stadium could look. We will no doubt present more in the coming months as we explore all ­possibilities.”

Frawley and his administration have already presented their own ‘Northern Australia Strategy for AFL in the NT’ to the AFL in Melbourne.

The stadium plan includes an expanded main grandstand, portable stands on the scoreboard side of TIO Stadium, kitchen and dining facilities, new changerooms and resurfacing are just some of the upgrades.

Frawley adds “we have to be able to attract AFL games in Darwin and even a club that wants to play several home games here.”

A $50,000 feasibility study into the redevelopment will incorporate the NT Government’s Department of Sport and Recreation and form part of the funding submission.

Meanwhile, the Melbourne Football Club recently signed a new deal to play two matches per season in the Northern Territory until 2016 – one at TIO Stadium and one at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

Image shows an artists impression of the redeveloped TIO Stadium.

12th March 2013 - NORTHERN TERRITORY WELCOMES THE AFL

6th October 2011 - NEW MARRARA FACILTIES A BOOST FOR NT CRICKET 

20th July 2011 - AFL FAILS TO DRAW CROWDS IN DARWIN


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TicketSearch Pty Ltd

TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 

METRA Australia

With industry leading solutions in design and durability you can improve your facilities with our access control operations, payment systems and flexible personal locker storage solutions. Your…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business