Melbourne take on Port in the Red Centre

Great news for AFL fans - the third of the Territory’s AFL Games is now locked in for the Red Centre this July.

Melbourne Football Club will take on Port Adelaide at TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs on Sunday, 17 July, 2022.

Melbourne will be bringing the AFL Premiership Cup with them, so fans can see and touch it for themselves.

The Alice Springs game follows 2 games further north, with the Gold Coast SUNS facing Hawthorn at Darwin’s TIO Stadium on Saturday, 28 May, for the Sir Doug Nicholls Round, followed by the SUNS vs North Melbourne in Darwin on Saturday, 4 June.

The games are part of the Northern Territory Government’s partnership with AFL, which sees two games played in the Territory each year – one in Alice Springs and one in Darwin. There will be three games this year due to COVID affecting the number of games played last year.

Tickets for the Darwin games are on sale now at Tickets for the Alice Springs game will be on sale from 1pm on Friday, 10 June, 2022, with Melbourne Football Club member tickets available from 10am. Footy fans are encouraged to buy their tickets early to avoid missing out.