Under-19, reserves and senior NTFL finals will begin at York Park about 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3pm, with the Devils playing at 6.30pm.
South Launceston and Launceston are the most likely to play in the senior qualifying final, but the actual teams won’t be known until after this weekend.
NTFL general manager Ian Wotherspoon said that AFL Tasmania’s initiative was good for the game at all levels.
“While we may have made a little more profit playing at a different venue to the Devils, we recognised that this was a great promotion for elite and grassroots football,” he said.
York Park manager Robert Groenewegen welcomed the announcement, and said the gala day would attract plenty of fans from a wide range of interests.
“In addition to the NTFL during the day, the Devils’ final at 6.30pm is timed so that it doesn’t clash with other sporting finals in the region, and we are looking for that support,” he said.
The Launceston Chamber of Commerce has also thrown its support behind the matches.
Executive officer Jo Archer said that Launceston businesses and fans had shown their support for AFL football, and it was now time to welcome the NTFL – Devils gala day and give Launceston a further economic boost.
She encouraged businesses to bulk- buy tickets in a Launceston City Council and Football Victoria promotion offering a special prize for businesses or organisations that buy 20 or more adult tickets.
Those organisations will go into a draw next Wednesday to win a table of 10 at the corporate function at York Park. Block ticket sales through Launceston Special Events 63233154.
Ticket sales and other corporate sales for the game are available from AFL in Tasmania’s Offices in Launceston (York Park phone 63330602) and Hobart (North Hobart Football Ground phone 62301800). Costs are $12 for adults, $2 for children and $7 for concessions.
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