Darwin’s new $25 million Rugby League stadium officially opened on Sunday, giving the sport a well overdue new home in the top end.
Australian Rugby League Commissioner, Professor Megan Davis, joined members of the Northern Territory rugby league community to officially open the purpose-built rugby league stadium and facilities.
Located within the Marrara Sports Precinct, the new 10,000-capacity venue is a refurbishment of the old Warren Park ground and will cater for men’s and women’s rugby league training and matches.
The Territory Rugby League Stadium features a 1250-seat grandstand, four change rooms, corporate facilities, lights and video scoreboard, food and beverage facilities, onsite storage for clubs and car parking for over 500 cars.
NRLNT will also be based at the stadium complex, allowing the code and local competition to be run from within its main stadium.
Northern Territory Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, the Honourable Lauren Moss was delighted to welcome rugby league fans to a new stadium in Darwin.
“Territory Rugby League Stadium is a fantastic new home for local rugby league and marks another election promise delivered,” Ms Moss said.
“The new facility will help grow rugby league in the Territory, get more women and girls involved in the game and give local players the facilities they deserve.”
Despite the new rectangular stadium, the annual NRL game in Darwin will continue to be played at the neighbouring TIO Stadium.