Sports fans keen to see the Tigers and the Gold Coast SUNS in action at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns this July are urged to buy now to guarantee great seats. This will be the second Toyota AFL Premiership Season Match played in the Tropical North and interest is strong with only 700 grandstand seats left for sale. All of the corporate boxes and official function seats have already sold out.
Supported by the Queensland Government through Events Queensland and to be played under lights for the first time at Cazalys, the capacity of the venue has been increased by an additional 1,000 tickets following the sold-out match in 2011. Through re-configuration of facilities inside the venue, the team at Cazalys have been able to add in room for a bigger crowd.
AFL Cairns General Manager Gary Young said : “It’s exciting to see that people are keen to attend our first twilight AFL match in Cairns, with only 700 grandstand seats left and all the corporate hospitality booked out.
“To get the best seats, it’s really worth booking now”.
Richmond captain Chris Newman is also looking forward to playing in Cairns.
“We’re really looking forward to the trip to Cairns to take on Gold Coast. The boys loved the experience last year, and we were thrilled to see so many Tiger fans come out to support us.”
“We were disappointed not to come away with the four points last year, so we’re keen to put on a good show this time,” he said.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, said the strong response to ticket sales was great news for Queensland.
“The AFL Premiership match in Cairns continues to receive a positive response from visitors – continuing the success of the 2011 match which delivered an economic boost of $3 million to the region.
“This is a great event for Tropical North Queensland – and in the lead up to the Queensland Government’s DestinationQ conference in Cairns, the AFL Premiership match will assist the Newman Government get Queensland back to being the number one tourist destination in Australia,” Ms Stuckey said.
“We look forward to welcoming Richmond and the Gold Coast SUNS back to Cairns in July.”
Gold Coast SUNS captain Gary Ablett is also keen to get back to Cairns.
“For the second year in a row we can’t wait to be play in front of our fans in North Queensland. It was one of our highlights last year and we are looking forward to another fantastic match,” Ablett said.
Over 12,000 people are expected to attend the match. AFL fans in Far North Queensland can guarantee their place at the match by purchasing the remaining grandstand and general admission tickets now from:
- Cazalys Social Club, Mulgrave Road, Cairns
- Online from Ticket Direct www.ticketdirect.com.au
- By phoning 1300 798 550.
- Prices start at just $22.50 for adults, $5 for kids 15 years or under or $45 for a family of four. Booking fees apply.
Fans planning to travel to Cairns for the match can also book the best available airfares, a range of affordable accommodation and match tickets by visiting the AFL’s travel site www.anygameanywhere.com.au