The Northern Territory news Tue 21 Aug 2012
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40 NT NEWS. Tuesday, August 21, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 1 -A U G -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 0 C O L O R : C M Y K MYSTERY NUMBER BUY THIS PAPER AND YOU COULD WIN THE JACKPOT! Money jackpots each day Monday to Friday by $10 $990 JA C K P O T MYSTERY NUMBERTO WIN INSTANTLY RING 1900 966 372 Conditions: Page 2 AND KEY IN YOUR LUCKY NUMBER Sport Email: email@example.comOnline: ntnews.com.au/sport Sportfax: (08) 8941 6117 HOME DELIVERY (08) 8944 9900 TUE DRAGONS AND COWBOYS LET OFF STEAM Page 36 ITS LIGHTS OUT FOOTBALL ByGREYMORRIS There will be no Gardens party TERRITORY Thunder officials have ruled out a late move to Gardens Oval for the NEAFL second semi-final. Thunder will play the winner of this weeks Brisbane Lions-Southport qualifying final under lights at Palmerstons Northline Oval on Saturday, September 1. Resurfacing work at TIO Stadium means the Marrara ground has closed its doors until the third week in October. Crowd favourite Gardens ran into a NEAFL shirt front when touted as a a replacement venue because of its lack of lighting. But league operations manager Craig Millar told the NT News the door was always open for future twilight games at Gardens Oval. Having said that, theres only one plane flight in (from Brisbane) on Saturday, so in this case we needed a venue that had lights, he said. Any flight delays mean were putting the game back anyway. Just over 1000 people watched Thunder thrash Redland by 78 points at Palmerston on Saturday night, a result that snatched the minor premiership from the jaws of the Brisbane Lions reserves. But it did not please everyone. Several callers to the NT News this week said a move to Gardens for a twilight grand final qualifier would guarantee a big home crowd. Poor seating headed the list of complaints at Northline Oval, with car parking and food costs next in line. Thunder chief executive Jarred Ilett had one word when asked if a move to Gardens was feasible: No. Theres no chance of a move, he said. The final is scheduled in (September 1) and we are happy with it. There might be some bits and pieces we need to work on, but well definitely be playing our first final there. Meanwhile, Millar said the venue for the NEAFL Grand Final had come down to a choice between Yeronga in Brisbanes south or Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. If Brisbane and Thunder get there, Yeronga looms large, but if Southport make it, the Gold Coast makes a lot of sense, he added.
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