MELBOURNE will head to Darwin for its clash with the Gold Coast Suns.

This morning the AFL confirmed that the Round 19 game will be played at TIO Stadium in Darwin on Saturday 24 July at 7:25pm AEST (6:55pm local).

The AFL said it was an opportunity to return footy to the NT after having had to cancel two matches earlier in the season due to COVID-19.

Stay tuned for further information surrounding ticketing.

Round 19 – Gold Coast v Melbourne

Date: Saturday, July 24

Time: 7:25pm AEST (6:55pm local)

Broadcast: Seven Network