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Game Day Guide - Eels v Broncos, Round Seven

The Parramatta Eels host the Brisbane Broncos for Anzac Round, with kick off at 7:25pm local time (7:55pm AEST) at TIO Stadium Darwin.

Here's what you need to know about game day.


First Gates Open: 4:30pm

Under 16s Final 1: 4:45pm

Under 16s Final 2: 5:30pm

NRL kick off, Eels v Broncos: 7:25pm

Driving to the match

Traffic is one way on Abala Road from 3.00pm on game day.

Please obey all directions from traffic managers and drive to changed conditions.

Access via Dante Road

Dante Road, which runs from McMillans Road and behind Warren Park (new rugby field) and onto Abala Road will only be opened for the buses to drop passengers at Bonson Gate.

All other walking patrons from McMillans Road are encouraged to enter via Marrara Drive, approximately 600 metres towards the airport.

Car Parking

Free parking is available at the Bonson Gate car park (airport side of complex), Territory Rugby League, Marrara Indoor Stadium, the Hockey Complex car park and Warren Park on a first in best-dressed policy;

Reminder: Parking on verges is not permitted.

Disabled parking is available at the Bonson Gate car park (airport side of complex).

VIP parking for TIO Stadium is available at the Bonson Gate car park (airport side of complex, pass holders only).

VIP parking for guests of the Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre is available at the Ah Mat Gate car park (McMillans Road side of complex, pass holders only).

Strictly NO PARKING along McMillans Road.

Public Transport:

Ticket holders can enjoy free rides on special Buslink bus services from Darwin city, Casuarina, Palmerston and Rural areas (Humpty Doo and Coolalinga) to get to and from TIO Stadium.

Be sure to show your NRL ticket to the Round 7 Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos game at TIO Stadium to your bus driver to take advantage of this offer. The bus drop-off pre-game and the pick-up post-game will be at Bonson Gate (Airport End of Stadium).

The timetable can be found here:

The Urban bus network will also allow free transport for all ticket holders on normal bus services on Friday 23 April. 


Tickets are still available for the Eels’ Round  7 game against the Broncos.

Adult tickets are available from $25, via

Ticket Collection and Disability Access

Corporate hospitality guests and tickets please refer to your separate instructions to gain access to the stadium.

Wheelchair accessible seats in the grandstand are pre-allocated and can be accessed via emailing the TIO Stadium Team on  

General admission wheelchair accessible areas – flat ground available in the tiered area of the Family Friendly Area. These spots are on a first in, best-dressed case.

Entry Restrictions/ Prohibited Items




All Ages




Non-alcoholic drinks


Alcoholic drinks








Cameras/recording devices




Chairs (Nominated areas only)


Shade devices

In the interest of public safety, all patrons entering the ground will be subject to security and bag checks.

There will be separate queues for those who wish to purchase tickets (subject to availability) and those who do not have bags or do not require a bag check. Please follow the instructions of TIO Stadium staff and security and allow plenty of time to enter the ground and pass through the checks. 

Chair Zone

Patrons with General Admission tickets are able to bring their own folding chairs but must set these up behind the nominated white lines in General Admission areas.

Food & Beverage

Grass concourse before Oval 2 (various food, soft drinks and alcohol options available)

Level 2 – main bar, two wing bars, public canteen and BBQ stall (grandstand patrons only)

Level 3 – Karen Sheldon Catering available for sale, corporate guests have catering included (corporate guests only)

General admission – near Oval 2, behind Family Friendly Area and next to Scoreboard Bar

All food and beverage outlets accept EFTPOS but for specific ATMs:

2 x ATMs near Scoreboard Bar in outer

3 x ATMs on the concourse on Ah Mat Gate side at the back of the grandstand

1x ATM on Concourse near public bar. 


Merchandise for Parramatta Eels will be available from 4.00pm on the grass area before Oval 2, adjacent to food and beverage and ATMs.

Family Friendly Area

Located at the airport end of the Stadium. Note: there is strictly no alcohol available for purchase or permitted in the area.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Report it to NT Police (based near the Bonson Gate), or to security who are located at all gates and at various areas around TIO Stadium.

Or report via SMS to 0458 643 993.


TIO Stadium is a are smoke-free zones. Smoking areas are available next to each of the three entrance gates (Bonson, Ah Mat and Scoreboard)


Channel Nine, Kayo and Foxtel will broadcast the game live. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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