SUNS, Tigers tickets on sale

Monday 16 April 2012

SUNS, Tigers tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2012 Toyota AFL Premiership Season match to be played at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns on Saturday 14 July are now on sale. 

The game is to be played between Richmond and the Gold Coast SUNS under lights for the first time at Cazalys, and the match is attracting strong interest.

And in a win for local sports fans, 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.

Richmond is keen to return to Cairns and secure their first win on Far North Queensland soil.    

"We are still a young, developing team and travel provides a great learning experience," Richmond Captain Chris Newman said.

"Richmond has over 500,000 fans across Australia and games like this give us a chance to play in front of supporters that might not get to many games. We hope to see as many of the Yellow and Black army there as possible."

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Gold Coast SUNS captain Gary Ablett is also looking forward to the match. "The win against Richmond in Cairns was one of our most memorable experiences in our first season.

"It was also pretty special for our North Queensland players like Jarrod Harbrow and Charlie Dixon to come home to Cairns to play AFL football in front of family and friends.  It will be great to see a big crowd at Cazalys again this year," he said.

The Federal Government provided the necessary funds to upgrade Cazalys Stadium for 2011, including AFL standard change rooms and media facilities. The Queensland Government, AFL Cairns and local government have provided funding for the lighting upgrade for the twilight match this year.

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 grandstand and general admission tickets online from Opens external link in new windowTicket Direct or by phoning 1300 798 550. 

Prices start at $22.50 for adults, $5 for kids 15 years or under or $45 for a family of four. Booking fees apply.

For more information about the match please contact AFL Cairns.