NTCA Ground tenants will celebrate the Launceston City Council's $1.1 million upgrade of their home complex with an international rules football match at the venue on Thursday night.
Representatives from the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club, Northern Rangers Soccer Club, South Launceston and Launceston Cricket Clubs, will join supporters and members of the public for a fun night which will include a sausage sizzle and live commentary.
The idea for the game came from Launceston Soccer Club member Brendan Lichtendonk with the aim of bringing the facility's users together.
"More than 2000 people regularly use the NTCA grounds in one way or another," Lichtendonk said.
"There's soccer, cricket and football and while different clubs often pass each other on the way in or out we have never actually done anything together as a united body.
"We've had to research the rules for international football on the internet but we're confident we can get some umpires up to speed in time for the game."
The match will be played over four, 12-minute quarters with kick-off at 6.30pm.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said the council's multi-use NTCA Ground had a long history including hosting the country's inaugural first-class cricket match in 1851.
The upgrade of the facility included the installation of new lighting.
Entry will be by gold coin donation with the proceeds going toward a new marquee.