All the details for Saturday, the final day of the 2016/17 TIO NTFL season!


9:30am – U16 Hickman Grand Final – Wanderers vs Nightcliff 1 – TIO Stadium

10:00am – U14 Lew Fatt Grand Final – Nightcliff Black vs Nightcliff Gold – TIO Oval 2

11:15am – U18 Boys Grand Final – Wanderers vs Southern Districts – TIO Stadium

11:45am – U14 Gundersen Grand Final – Nightcliff 1 vs St Mary’s 1 – TIO Oval 2

1:15pm – Men’s Division 2 Grand Final – Banks vs Jabiru – TIO Stadium

1:30pm – U16 Leverence Grand Final – Nightcliff 2 vs Buffs Light Blue – TIO Oval 2

3:00pm – Rio Tinto Footy Means Business intra-match – TIO Oval 2

3:30pm – Men’s Division 1 Grand Final – Waratah vs St Mary’s – TIO Stadium

7:00pm – Men’s Premier League Grand Final – St Mary’s vs Wanderers – TIO Stadium

  • All Grand Finals will be livestreamed on AFLNTV Youtube -
  • ABC Radio will call the Premier League Grand Final live
  • Follow all grand finals live on Social Media - Facebook:  Northern Territory Football League and Twitter: AFLNT
  • Premier League replay will be shown on Sunday on Southern Cross TV at 2pm Darwin time and Tuesday nig on NITV at 10pm

Fun and activations

  • Auskick and Thunder Juniors sign-on – 9am to 1pm – Bonson Gate
  • World’s Greatest Shave – from 10am – near TIO Stadium office (Bonson Gate end)
    TIO Get Ready instant photo wall – 4pm to 9pm – Level 2, near the public bar
  • Robbie Mills and The Collective band performance – 5:45pm to 6:15pm – Under the light tower closest to Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre
  • Presentation of Nichols Medal to Timothy Mosquito – 6.20pm– TIO Stadium
  • Rusca Bros. Environmental Solutions 100m Men’s Sprint – 6:45pm – TIO Stadium
  • Rio Tinto to perform the War Cry – 6:55pm – TIO Stadium

Gate Entry

Gate entry on the day is: $6 child, $11 concession, $17 adult and $34 family

Gate opening times

Bonson Gate (airport end) – 7.30am

Ah Mat Gate (MLLLC end) – 3pm

Car parking

Please note public parking is only available at the Bonson Gate end, parking at the Ah Mat Gate end will require a special pass.

Transport via bus

Public buses stop right outside the stadium and run from Casuarina Square (bus number 3, runs every 7-10 minutes and costs $3)

Special edition Grand Final program

Get all the team lists for the eight grand finals in a glossy coloured, limited edition run of the NTFL program. Cost is $3 – available from the gates and at the merchandise stand.

Merchandise and game recordings

A merchandise stand will be set up on Level One of TIO Stadium. The merchandise stand will be selling limited edition 100 Years of NTFL merchandise, NT Thunder merchandise and memberships and will have order forms for people to request copies of the grand finals on USB.

Food, drinks and ATMs

At TIO Stadium, there are public bar and kiosk facilities in multiple locations.

Canteen – Level 2 Grandstand – 8am to 9pm

Scoreboard Canteen – under the scoreboard on the hill – 5:30pm to 9pm

BBQ – Level 2 Grandstand – 3pm to 9pm

Food Stalls – Concourse between TIO Stadium and Oval 2 – 11:30am to 9pm

Public Bar – Level 2 Grandstand – 1pm to last quarter of Men’s Premier League Grand Final

Members’ Bar (Kantilla’s) – Level 3 indoors – 3pm to close

Bonson Wing Bar – Level 2 Grandstand – 5:30pm to last quarter of Men’s Premier League Grand Final

Ah Mat Wing Bar – Level 2 Grandstand – 5:30pm to last quarter of Men’s Premier League Grand Final

Scoreboard Bar – under the scoreboard on the hill – 6pm to last quarter of Men’s Premier League Grand Final

All food and bar outlets have ATM facilities, in addition to the standalone ATMs located on Level 2 near the Public Bar and a further two ATMs near the Bonson Gate entry.

Disabled access

Disabled access is via a lift near the TIO Stadium office (Bonson Gate entry).

Medical emergencies

In the event of a medical emergency please flag down the closest staff member who will be able to get the attention of the on-site St John Ambulance crew.


TIO Stadium remains a smoke free venue, however, patrons will have access to designated smoking areas at the Bonson Gate and the Ah Mat Gate.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

In the event of an emergency and announcement will be made over the PA system.  If TIO Stadium needs to be evacuated the Bonson, Ah Mat and Scoreboard gates will be opened and patrons will be directed to the safest route.