The Albury-Wodonga Steamers will play for competition points for the first time in 2020 when they host Deniliquin in second grade at Murrayfield on Saturday.
After forfeiting last weekend's season opener against Wagga City, Deniliquin has committed to travelling to Albury for the fixture.
Steamers president Mick Raynes is excited for the players to get a game in after seven months of training, but several restrictions are in place.
"Our Victorians can't train, play or spectate," he said.
"We have a limit of 500 people and we're pretty happy with that. It would be a ground record, but we can be optimistic.
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"I think the parameters are pretty easy to maintain and respect. We've got enough volunteers to run the day."
The Steamers have a bye the following weekend and will look to make a decision on whether they proceed any further beyond that.
"If the situation improves between now and the week after that, we'll travel," Raynes said.
"If it doesn't, we'll probably pull the pin on the season. We can't just keep forfeiting away games.
"I don't think we've got a benchmark of what needs to happen, but because we're all Albury people we'd have to be thinking of ourselves.
"If the numbers in Melbourne start dropping we'd consider it, but if there's still 400 or 500 cases a day and Melbourne is in complete lockdown, I don't think it will feel right."
The Steamers have opted to postpone the women's clash against Hay, with the second grade game to kick-off at 1.30pm.