2019/20 TIO NTFL FAQs

What you need to know ahead of Finals Week 4 (Men's Grand Final Day) of the 2019/20 TIO NTFL Season 

COVID-19 (Updated Fri 13 March)

If you’re planning on coming to the footy, the advice regarding COVID-19 is to practice good hygiene, wash your hands thoroughly and if you are not feeling well, we ask you to please stay at home to ensure the health and wellbeing of all patrons. Remember you can live stream all the action - see YouTube links below.   

Matchday schedule 

Matchday schedules are uploaded on this page by Thursday. 

Games, broadcast & live stream details

You can order a copy of any grand final to keep on USB. See here: https://www.aflnt.com.au/grandfinalvideos#no-back

All our 2019/20 TIO NTFL grand finals will be live-streamed on the AFLNTv YouTube channel. 

10:00am - TIO Stadium - Under 16 Hickman Grand Final - St Mary’s 1 vs Wanderers: https://youtu.be/mjCiw3pTNiQ

11:00am - TIO Oval 2 - Under 14 Lew Fatt Grand Final - Banks vs Southern Districts 2: https://youtu.be/GTvz0Zrjd60

12:00pm - TIO Stadium - Men's Division 2 Grand Final - Waratah vs Nightcliff: https://youtu.be/pUIhnCnBNM8

12:45pm - TIO Oval 2 - Under 14 Gundersen Grand Final - Waratah vs Nightcliff Black: https://youtu.be/ep2O1n4LI5I

2:15pm - TIO Stadium - Under 18 Boys Grand Final - St Mary's vs Wanderers: https://youtu.be/rx6ZNYFuKDY with commentary thanks to Stu Davis and Liz Cruse. 

4:30pm - TIO Stadium - Men's Division 1 Grand Final - Nightcliff vs PINT: https://youtu.be/YbZcKUpKSIg with commentary thanks to Stu Davis and Liz Cruse. 

7:15pm - TIO Stadium - Men's Premier League Grand Final - St Mary's vs Nightcliff: https://youtu.be/kOWKv_VpSvo.
Commentary in partnership with Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia. 
Catch a replay on Aboriginal TV Channel 4 from 7pm on Monday, or simulcast on Radio Larrakia and the Australian Indigenous Radio. 


There is no allocated grandstand seating; seats are available on a first-in policy. Tickets are available at the gate on the day.

Should any patrons wish to pre-purchase tickets to skip the ticket queue, please go to the NTIX website: https://www.ntix.com.au/#!/events/-M0vCYg01tXQ_MDd0i51/.

Fans are encouraged to leave enough time for entry due to expected security/entry queues.

Adults $17.00
Concession, including student $11.00
Child 10 - 17 years of age $6.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $35.00
Children under 10 Free
NTFL Members & AFLNT Life Members Free

As has been the case for the past 16 seasons, the cost of tickets on Men’s Grand Final Day go up because the day costs more to run. Umpiring costs increase, so too do kids’ activities, entertainment and the staffing and running of extra food stalls and bars. 

This is the ultimate day on the NTFL calendar and a lot more time, energy and resource go into trying to make it a fun experience for all. 

Gate opening times

  • Bonson Gate (airport end) – 8:00am
  • Ah Mat Gate (McMillans Rd end) – 4.00pm

Kantilla's Members' Bar

Will open from 4:00pm on Saturday 14 March.

AFLNT and NTFL Members will only be allowed sign-in rights for two additional guests for NTFL Men’s Grand Final Day.  

In addition, AFLNT reserves the right to reduce the number of guests allowed and/or refuse entry if capacity does not permit. Please note all other terms and conditions apply; along with minimum dress standards. Children under 18 are permitted in Kantilla’s but must be supervised by an adult at all times.

NTFL special guests

Come on down and meet the NTFL Grand Final Ambassador, former St Kilda legend Gilbert McAdam, as well as our expert MC and former Brisbane Lions/Bears player, Richard Champion. 

Life Members' Lunch

The Life Members’ Luncheon will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday 14 March at the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre.

Invites have been distributed to life members, for any queries please contact the events team on 89804801.

Key times for the Men's Premier League Grand Final

  • 6:50pm – TIO Stadium playing arena is cleared with no access for the public
  • 6:56pm – Umpires enter playing arena
  • 6:58pm – Nightcliff run on
  • 7:00pm – St Mary’s run on
  • 7:07pm – Linking of arms to say NO MORE to family violence
  • 7:09pm – Welcome to Country performed by Bilawara Lee
  • 7:11pm – National Anthem performed by Felicity Lamberton
  • 7:13pm - Minister Eva Lawler to facilitate the coin toss with team captains
  • 7:15pm – First bounce
  • 8:10pm – Half time (approx.) Hot100 Grand Final Sprint
  • 9:20pm – End of the game (approx.) Winners/ Presentation to commence


Men's Premier League squads

A squad of 30 players is announced by the Men's Premier League teams every Thursday leading into the weekend's games. See here for this week's sqauds. 

Traffic conditions and car parking

Traffic control will be in place on Saturday 14 March 2019 from 2:00pm, and Abala Road will operate as a one-way road from this time. 

With traffic control in place, things may take slower than usual and with heavy foot traffic in the area, patrons are encouraged to allow plenty of time and to walk carefully.

Please note the Ah Mat Gate (McMillans Rd end) car park is reserved for VIP guests with a valid pass. Some car parking at the Bonson Gate (airport end) is also reserved for pass holders, but all remaining car parks at this gate and those available around the Marrara Sporting Complex are on a first in best-dressed policy. 

Please be mindful of where you park and obey all road rules and any restrictions. 

Traffic control for NTFL Grand Final

Transport via bus

The #3 public bus that departs/returns to Casuarina Interchange will follow the traffic direction around Abala Rd, making one stop outside the Bonson Gate (airport end) until the traffic conditions change at 2:00pm.

Any bus after 2:30pm will then do one drop-off and pick-up from the corner of Marrara Drive and Abala Road. 

For timetable and route information, visit:


Social media

Keep up to date with all things NTFL related by following:
Facebook: Northern Territory Football League
Twitter: @AFLNT
Instagram: @aflnorthernterritory

Get the Grand Final Insight for only $2

Get all the team lists for the grand finals in a glossy coloured, limited edition run of the NTFL program. These are available for purchase for $2 from the staff working on the gate or at Kantilla's Members’ Bar. 

Activities for kids

TIO photo wall  - Open from 3pm at the top of the stairs of the Maurice Rioli Grandstand. 

Food, drinks & ATMs

There are public bar and kiosk facilities at TIO Stadium in multiple locations:

  • Canteen – Level 2 Grandstand – all day from 8:30am
  • Food stalls – TIO Oval 2 – from 9:00am
  • 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 – 4.00pm till close
  • BBQ – Level 2 Grandstand – from 4:30pm
  • Ah Mat and Bonson wing bars will open from 5.30pm 
  • Scoreboard Bar and canteen will open from 5.30pm 

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 trailer facilities near the Bonson Gate and at 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

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 or grey 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 0457 682 210. 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, but all patrons are encouraged to keep hold of their ticket stubs. 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 andPremier League can be read in the NTFL By-Laws (2019-20 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 (2019-20 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.