The largest AFL carnival in the country will be held in Darwin for the first time since 2008.
Australia's largest AFL carnival will bring around $4 million into the region, which is great for businesses and owners of real estate in Darwin alike.
More than 34 teams and 1,300 players will be participating in the event, and there are five different age divisions including an over-55s section.
In addition to being a fun event for Darwin residents and visitors, the carnival is a chance to raise awareness for prostate cancer. The E.J Whitten Foundation has teamed up with the Northern Territory Government and will be providing free men's health checks on the day to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Matt Conlon said he is delighted the AFL masters will be held in Darwin this year.
"Our great weather, lifestyle, attractions and facilities have made the 2013 Carnival a must-do for competitors, with 1,300 players, officials and supporters travelling to Darwin for this year’s event," he said.
The carnival runs until October 5 at the TIO Stadium and Gardens Oval.