The Northern Territory’s new rugby league stadium has hit a 50 per cent completion milestone and is on track to host the combined affiliated states men’s carnival in June next year, which will see the NT Titans play on front of their home town supporters.
The design was developed in consultation with the stakeholders NRLNT, NRL and NT Government, and includes:
- three full sized fields with lighting, one field to national standards.
- 1200-capacity grandstand facilities
- NRL compliant change room facilities
- corporate facilities
- food facilities
- more than 600 car parks
- flexibility to host other events.
In a press release issued last month, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said the project would “give local rugby league a much-needed new home, stimulate the local economy and, importantly, is creating more than 100 local jobs for Territorians during the construction phase”.
For example, locally-grown turf has been laid on the fields, with local company Sterling NT doing the work.
“It’s fantastic to see the turf going down, the light columns already installed and the final level of the main stadium well underway,” Ms Moss said.
“We are investing in job-creating sporting infrastructure because sport and physical activity is so important to the health and wellbeing of Territorians. The players who take to these fields every week in the local comp deserve to play at a quality Rugby
League stadium with excellent player and spectator amenities.
ICN NT has been working closely with the Halikos Group, the Territory owned and operated business that won the tender to build the stadium, and work packages have been listed on the project’s Gateway page.