A Sunday grand final is the standout feature of the 2020 State League roster released on Tuesday.
The seven-team, 21-round season runs from April 4 until the grand final on Sunday, September 20, and features several other key changes.
A revamped finals series will be contested by the top four over three weeks, four rounds will feature Friday night clashes while North Hobart Oval will host the grand final if it is secured by a Southern team.
Three Good Friday clashes will be held - including a Launceston derby under lights at UTAS Stadium - along with three on Anzac Day.
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State manger Carl Saunder explained the decision to trim the finals series down from five teams to four and move the showpiece from its traditional Saturday timeslot.
"We think it is appropriate," he said. "Particularly as only two fifth-placed teams have won an elimination final since 2009.
"The Sunday timeslot will provide our competition's biggest day with some clean air, ensuring we don't clash with other community competitions or the AFL's now-traditional Saturday twilight preliminary final."
He said North Hobart Oval was the prefered southern venue because the 2019 grand final venue, Bellerive Oval, would be out of action due to ICC T20 World Cup preparations.
"The traditional home of Tassie footy will be a great venue if the grand final is to be played in the state's south in 2020, while UTAS Stadium will play host if it is in the North.
"Clubs will again host finals in weeks one and two at their home ground after the successes we saw in 2019."
The marquee slots of Good Friday and Anzac Day will take on a fresh look in 2020.
"Providing more clubs with the opportunity to play on those marquee days is really exciting and something that has fallen nicely into place due to Anzac Day being on a Saturday," Saunder said.
Two State League/NAB League boys' double-headers at North Hobart Oval also shape as fresh additions to the fixtures.
"These days will be a great chance for footy fans to see the state's best talent - both established and emerging - on the same day at the same venue."
The fixture for the 2020 TSL women's season is scheduled to be released early next year.