2024/25 TIO NTFL FAQs

What you need to know ahead of the 2024/25 TIO NTFL Season 
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Food, drinks & ATMs 
There are public bar and kiosk facilities at TIO Stadium in multiple locations: 
Canteen – Level 2 Grandstand – all day from 10:00am 

Food stalls – TIO Oval 2 – from 10.30am 

Public Bar – Level 2 Grandstand – 12:00pm to 15 minutes into the last quarter of Men’s Premier League Grand Final 

Members’ Bar (Kantilla’s) – Level 3 indoors – 16.00pm till close 

Ah Mat and Bonson wing bars will open from 5.00pm  

Scoreboard Bar and canteen will open from 5.30pm (only on senior Grand Final day)  
Most food and bar outlets have EFTPOS facilities, in addition to the standalone ATM located on Level 2 near the Public Bar and the ATM near NTFL Office and near scoreboard bar 
You can now use your BasicsCard at the TIO Stadium canteen and for gate entry to TIO Stadium (this does not extend to purchases of memberships).  
Public toilets 
Level 1 (outside TIO Stadium office) 
Level 2 (Maurice Rioli Grandstand) 
Level 3 (corporate guests only) 
General admin (behind the Family Friendly Area and behind TIO Stadium scoreboard) 
Disabled access is via a lift near the TIO Stadium office (Bonson Gate entry) and seating with extra space is along the last row in the Maurice Rioli Grandstand.  
Medical emergencies and anti-social behaviour at TIO Stadium 
In the event of a medical emergency please flag down the closest staff member (in NTFL yellow tops) who will be able to get the attention of the onsite St John Ambulance crew. 
Anti-social behaviour and breaches of the Conditions of Entry are looked upon poorly by AFLNT officials.  
Members of the public are encouraged to report incidents via text or phone to 0436 297 132. There will also be security and police personnel that you can report to.  
TIO Stadium remains a smoke-free venue, however, patrons will have access to designated smoking areas at the Ah Mat Gate. 
Emergency evacuation procedures 
In the event of an emergency, an 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. 
Passouts & refunds 
It is highly unlikely that AFLNT will need to issue refunds.  In the event of AFLNT rescheduling games, please follow the instructions issued by gate staff for information on pass outs/refunds.  
Drawn Finals 
There cannot be any draws in finals. 
The scenario for Men's and Women’s Premier League can be read in the NTFL By-Laws (2021-22 Edition) rule 3.8. In short, the teams will play two five-minute periods of extra time before a 'golden point' scenario. The rule is very specific about coaches' access and teams changing ends. 
The scenario for all other divisions can be read in the AFLNT Rules & Regulations (2020-21 Edition) rule 3.17. In short, the teams will have a five-minute interval at the end of the fourth quarter where they can be addressed by their coaches before they switch ends and will play until the first score is registered.  
Extreme Weather Policy 
When it comes to lightning and other weather events, the umpires and match managers are the ones who will determine the risk based on the appropriate national policies and guidelines. 
If you hear five sirens, then please seek safe shelter immediately.   
See here for a detailed explanation of the Extreme Weather (lightning) Policy and what might happen.