AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) is excited to announce its relationship with Cazalys has taken another step forward. Formerly known as ‘Palmerston Oval’ the sporting complex located at the Charles Darwin University Palmerston Campus will now be known as Cazalys Arena in the new long term, six-year partnership agreement between Cazalys and AFLNT.
The not-for-profit family-friendly club located in Temple Terrace, Palmerston, has secured naming rights at the facility including full signage rights for the scoreboard, boundary and entrance signage to the precinct. The two ovals will be referred to as Cazalys 1 and Cazalys 2.
Further to the announcement made between the NT Government, NT Cricket and AFLNT the addition of lights to oval 2 will enhance the usability of the stadium for all sporting associations which use the facility. As co-users of the facility, Northern Territory Cricket and the Palmerston Magpies Football Club will benefit from the change.
AFLNT Board Member Colleen Gwynne said she thinks the renaming of the facility as Cazalys Arena is the right fit.
“Cazalys is a fantastic supporter of footy in the Northern Territory and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to have one of the iconic grounds now carrying its name.
“We know the growth region of football is in Palmerston and our expectation is that the Cazalys Arena will continue to grow as the showpiece stadium in the region,” said Gwynne.
AFLNT Commercial Manager Peter Bailey said AFLNT is delighted that Cazalys has come onboard as naming rights partner for Cazalys Arena – it reinforces both the commitment of Cazalys and the AFLNT brand as partners in todays economic climate.
“Across the TIO NTFL season, more than 10,000 people visit the venue and we believe this growth will be strengthened by adding Cazalys’ name to the front gate. AFLNT’s goals are acutely aligned with Cazalys in regard to the support of the community as well as making a difference in people’s lives.
“We firmly believe that this partnership will mature throughout the (extended) six-year deal and will reap benefits for all parties involved. It’s a ripper deal,” said Bailey.
Cazalys General Manager Matthew Hewer said the partnership with AFLNT to rename Cazalys Area is a great example of Cazalys' involvement in the local community.
“Not only do we have strong ties to local footy, but we also support more than 20 sporting clubs across the Territory. This connection to the local community is very important to us and it feels like the perfect 20th birthday present for us to have our name on Palmerston’s No 1 Oval.
“The fact we are now just around the corner from Cazalys Arena we believe reinforces that you won’t have far to go after the footy to enjoy a night out at Cazalys with great meals and entertainment 7 days a week,” said Hewer.
The official name change will come into effect as of Friday 29 November 2019 and the process of changing the oval name in fixtures and on external channels will commence.