Hobart Hurricanes will play two home games in Launceston this season, including their season opener on Wednesday, December 8.
The BBL11 fixture was handed down on Wednesday afternoon, with Cricket Australia unveiling a 56-game tournament that will be played over just 46 days.
Adam Griffith's men will begin their campaign with a 6.35pm UTAS Stadium clash with reigning champions Sydney Sixers, before returning to Launceston on Monday, January 10, for a 7.15pm meeting with Sydney Thunder.
The Hurricanes will play their remaining five home games in Hobart between December 14 and January 17, including a Christmas Eve meeting with Melbourne Stars.
Griffith said the fixture struck a great balance for the Tasmanian side, which is still searching for its first silverware after narrowly missing finals last year.
The Hurricanes are expected to begin announcing new signings in the near future, with the contracting embargo lifting on Wednesday.
Griffith said this year's squad would likely include three imports and four changes to the domestic list, including three new domestic players.
The former Tasmanian Tigers coach said he was hopeful of coming to an agreement with veteran all-rounder James Faulkner, who missed much of last season with injuries, and detailed plans for the Hurricanes' imports.
"That's a real focus for us now, is who's the best player that can help us win a tournament," Griffith said.
"Obviously the big name and getting the crowd involvement and publicity is a really good thing, but if we're winning games of cricket and they're performing well, that'll help.
"In the past we've brought in players like [Jofra Archer] who were no-names and became superstars, and we've brought in the big-name players as well.
"We want the best players that'll help us win and if they're big name players as well, that helps."
One of only two franchises not to have tasted success in the first decade of Big Bash, the Hurricanes have also made the final twice - a feat matched by just three other sides.
A win and percentage was all that separated sixth-placed Hobart from playing in the qualifier last season, and Griffith is confident his side will be a genuine contender again this summer.
"We beat the Sixers twice last year - so we showed our cricket's good enough to compete with he best in the competition," he said.
"The continuity in our list will be pretty good this year and we're very confident with the guys we've got."
December 8's Sixers clash will mark the first time the Hurricanes have begun the season in Launceston, where they have played two games a season since 2018-19.
General manager Scott Barnes said taking an extra home game up North wasn't a consideration at present.
"We're happy with the two ... it's just a really nice balance between Launceston and [Hobart]," he said.
HOME FIXTURES 2021-22
- Wed, Dec 8, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, UTAS Stadium, 6.35pm
- Tue, Dec 14, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers, Bellerive Oval, 7.15pm
- Fri, Dec 24, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars, Bellerive Oval, 3.30pm
- Mon, Dec 27, 2021: Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers, Bellerive Oval, 6.05pm
- Sat, Jan 1, 2022: Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat, Bellerive Oval, 4pm
- Mon, Jan 10, 2022: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, UTAS Stadium, 7.15pm
- Mon, Jan 17, 2022: Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades, Bellerive Oval, 7.40pm