18 Jun 2015
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Transport
Tennis fans heading to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinal tie in Darwin next month now have another hot ticket with free bus travel on Darwin bus routes which lead to Marrara Sporting Complex.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Gary Higgins and Minister for Transport Peter Chandler today announced that ticket holders for the quarterfinal tie taking place at Marrara from July 17-19 would be welcome to board Darwin buses going to Marrara via the Casuarina interchange, free of charge upon presenting their tennis tickets for the appropriate day.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for local and visiting sports fans to see some of this country and the world’s best male tennis players in action right here in Darwin as Australia takes on Kazakhstan in this historic global tennis tournament, which has been played around the world since 1900,” Minister Higgins said.
“We’ll know more about who will be playing for Australia when the team is announced just over a week before the tournament. Sports fans will be treated to top class tennis right here in the Top End, which adds to the enviable calendar of high calibre sporting events coming up in Darwin with the V8 Supercars this weekend and the AFL clash between Melbourne and West Coast on July 4.”
Minister Chandler said the Government wanted to give tennis fans something extra with free access to public transport to and from the event.
“Any of the Darwin routes leading to Marrara via the Casuarina interchange will be available for tennis fans as long as they have a ticket for that day,” Minister Chandler said.
“It’s just another way the Government is making it easier for locals and visitors to get around town during the weekend as well as get to Marrara without having to take the car.”
Tennis NT General Manager Sam Gibson said the option of free bus travel was a boon for tennis fans, particularly groups and families who may wish to take advantage.
“This will benefit not only local tennis fans who are counting down the days until this iconic event, but also the many interstate and even international tennis fans who will be travelling to Darwin to enjoy what promises to be a great display of elite tennis,” said Mr Gibson.
Bus route 3 runs in a loop between Casuarina interchange and the Marrara Sporting Complex. For detailed information on timetables and maps, go to www.nt.gov.au/publictransport.
Tickets to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinal tie in Darwin are available through Ticketek http://premier.ticketek.com.au/.
For Minister Higgins – Lorelei Fong Lim, 0400 165 743
For Minister Chandler – Whittney Jago, 0432 748 399