The UTAS Stadium surface upgrades will be a worthwhile upgrade to the facility, the City of Launceston mayor says.
Earlier this week, the turf was transported from Dilston where it had been growing. The turf was unable to be brought into the state because of Tasmania's quarantine laws.
Now, about half the turf is laid, and the cricket pitch has been installed.
Discussions about the turf upgrade have been ongoing since 2014, Inveresk Precinct manager Robert Groenewegen said.
"Modern national sport just requires the highest standard of footy fields. I think this has future proofed this for at least the next 20 plus years," he said.
"We would have had to do this at some stage, we picked now, and it's probably a really good time."
The laying of the turf is expected to be completed by Wednesday. From there, the council staff will maintain the surface, sometimes mowing it twice a day, and roll it.
The first game of Big Bash cricket will be held on the ground on December 30.