AFL and elite sports fans rejoice – tickets are on sale now for the Gold Coast SUNS clash against Hawthorn at TIO Stadium on Saturday, 28 May 2022. The game is part of the prestigious Sir Doug Nicholls Round, and sees the Hawks play in the Territory for the first time since 1991.
The game will be followed by a Gold Coast SUNS match against North Melbourne the following weekend, on Saturday, 4 June 2022. Tickets for that game will go on sale on 29 April 2022.
The games are part of the Northern Territory Government’s partnership with AFL, which sees two games played in the Territory each year. This year there will be three games, with the Melbourne Demons set to face Port Adelaide later in the year at TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs. Details for that game will be confirmed later in the season.
Head of AFLNT Sam Gibson said the SUNS v Hawks game will be an exciting contest.
“We’re thrilled to welcome back the SUNS next month and watch them go head-to-head with the Hawks in Darwin in what will be an exciting game to watch with both teams on the rise,” he said.
“The SUNS have a great connection with the NT and with the Hawks being back in town for the first time since 1991, it promises to be a great spectacle for Top End footy fans.
“Being able to honour Sir Doug Nicholls and the rich Indigenous history of our game as part of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round is great for the NT. As a marquee match of the round, we know tickets will be popular, so we urge footy lovers to get in quick to reserve their seat!”
In great news for Territory SUNS fans, Gold Coast SUNS is offering special Territory SUN memberships, which guarantee access to the games, starting at $30 for one-game junior general admission and $55 for adults, or $39 for juniors and $75 for adults for two-game memberships.
To secure your spot at the SUNS v Hawthorn match on Saturday, 28 May 2022, click here.