Rugby league fans can now book their tickets for the NRL ANZAC Day Eve Clash between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at TIO Stadium on Friday 24 April.
Excitement is building for what many say is the biggest rugby league match ever to be played in Darwin, with a sell-out crowd of locals and interstate visitors expected.
NRL fans can tune in for the Round 7 game to be broadcast live free-to-air nationally on Channel 9’s Friday night Football.
Eels and Broncos supporters from across the country are also invited to attend the dawn services and other commemorative events on Saturday 25 April, paying tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for Australia’s freedom.
ANZAC Day holds special significance for Darwin which was bombed in 1942 in the largest ever foreign attack on mainland Australia. The Top End continues to be a prominent tourist destination for those wishing to pay their respects.
Local fans will get a chance to meet their NRL heroes, as the Eels will host a range of community engagement activities in Darwin to be announced closer to the match.
There are a range of ticket options available including special pricing for junior, concession and family tickets. General admission, restricted viewing and grandstand seating options are available for purchase, starting at just $5.
Tickets are available at https://www.ntix.com.au/#!/events/-M-I8204oVr_raMpRTLO/
As stated by the Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture Eva Lawler:
“Territorians love their sport and tickets to the Eels and Broncos ANZAC Day Eve game will sell quickly, so I’d encourage everyone to get in early to avoid missing out.
“Bringing premium sporting fixtures to the Northern Territory is a key priority for the Territory Labor Government – we know how important these key games are to our tourism industry, our local economy and the Territory lifestyle.
“We are proud to host this Round 7 fixture as part of the NRL’s ANZAC Day round, noting the significance of Darwin in Australia’s military history.
“I look forward to welcoming the Broncos and Eels to the Top End, and encourage locals and tourists alike to secure their seat to this special fixture as soon as possible.”
As stated by Parramatta Eels Club Captain, Clint Gutherson:
“We have an incredibly loyal fan base in the Northern Territory, and we hope to see many of our members and supporters make the trip from interstate to cheer us on.
“This trip to Darwin will be a special one for us, it’s an honour for our team to play on Anzac Day Eve and commemorate the occasion in Darwin.
“It’s also a great opportunity to join thousands of people to recognise our past heroes at the Darwin Dawn Service.”