Chief Minister Paul Henderson and Sport Minister Karl Hampton today annouced the grandstand at TIO Stadium will be named the Maurice Rioli Grandstand in honour of the famous Norm Smith Medallist.
"Maurice Rioli is arguanly the pioneer of Indigenous Territorians making it to the highest level of Australian Rules Football," Mr Henderson said.
"He join the Richmond Football Club in 1981, named the best and fairest player at the Club in 1982 and 1983, as well as winning the Norm Smith Medal in 1982.
"Maurice laid the foundations for so many more Indigenous Territorians to succeed at the VFL and AFL including Michael Long and Andrew McLeod who also won Norm Smith and premiership medals.
"This grandstand at TIO Stadium will be named in Maurice's honour and will stand as a permanent sign of his champion life."
Mr Henderson also announced the Territory Government would provide $300,000 towards a new video scoreboard at TIO Stadium.
"I know Territorians have been looking forward to seeing a new video scoreboard here at TIO and I'm thrilled to say it is scheduled to be up and running next NTFL season," Mr Henderson said.
Mr Hampton said the new scoreboard will be enjoyed by thousands of Territorians who go to TIO Stadium every year to enjoy locally held games.
"Thousands of Territorians go to TIO Stadium every year and the new electronic scoreboard will ensure we can continue to support the growth of AFL in the Territory and highlight the Territory as a location for international sporting competition," Mr Hampton said.
"It's part of the Territory 2030 strategic plan to ensure all Territorians have access to a wide range of facilities and activities that enhance the great Territory lifestyle."