The Albury-Wodonga Football Association cup final will be played at Lavington Sports Ground.
It's also prevented a clash with the Ovens and Murray grand final with the executive committee voting to push the season back a week and play the cup final on September 26, rather than September 19 alongside the O and M's decider.
AWFA president Mark Leman said there will be a bye after the final round of the season on August 29 before the three-week finals series commences on September 12.
"It will be the week after Ovens and Murray and we're having a bye at the end of the season, a bit like what AFL do with a week off before the finals," Leman said.
"It will also be used as a catch-up round. If COVID or wet weather was to come into play, it gives us a spare round.
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"Common sense prevails. We didn't want to go up against the Ovens and Murray so we thought we'd change it."
Leman said the association will trial Lavington Sports Ground for its cup final venue this year, but will move back to the traditional Jelbart Park next year if it doesn't suit.
"We'll have a pitch on the main field and two other pitches on the second field, so there will be three fields set up," he said.
With Anzac Day to fall on a Sunday this year, it added an extra bye to the AWFA season which already doesn't play on Easter Sunday or the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
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