The newly-developed Lavington Sportsground faces an anxious wait ahead of its first AFL match after changes were made to the competition's pre-season schedule.
Reigning premier Richmond was set to take on the Western Bulldogs at the venue on Saturday, February 27 in round one of the pre-season series.
However, the AFL on Sunday confirmed it would reduce the series from two rounds to be played across three weeks down to just one round from Wednesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 7.
The revised fixture and tickets are yet to be released, but the format and length is set to be the same as premiership season games.
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An AFL spokesperson said the updated fixtures are being worked out.
"The community series schedule has been reduced to one match per team to safeguard the health and safety of the community," the spokesperson said.
"The AFL will keep everyone informed as soon as possible."
In addition to the community series games, each team will play a pre-season practice match against a team from the same state to avoid extra travel.
The format of those games, including the number of players and quarter length, will be decided by the participating teams.
All clubs will have a minimum seven-day break between their pre-season practice match and community series game.
The ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels have locked in a Super Rugby trial game at Lavington Sportsground on February 19.