NHILL Sporting Club will host its first Wimmera Football League grand final at Davis Park on September 21.
The club, which was formed in 1925, will finally get its chance to host the decider after 88 years.
It will be the first of two Wimmera league finals matches played in Nhill this year, with tomorrow's second semi-final clash between Dimboola and Horsham also taking place at Davis Park.
Wimmera Football League chief commissioner John Smith said the event would be 'history in the making'.
"Nhill has shown great enthusiasm and endeavour to seek the chance to conduct an event, which it thinks it is very capable of doing," he said.
Mr Smith revealed Anzac Park, Warracknabeal was the front-runner to host the grand final, but the Wimmera Hockey Association had already booked the ground.
He said Horsham City Oval and Dimboola Recreation Reserve were out of the question because of Horsham and Dimboola both being good chances of featuring in the Wimmera Football League senior football grand final.
Stawell president John Griffiths said the club's general consensus was not to 'overload' the committee for a second straight year.
"It's a big day when you're running the whole thing," he said.
Griffiths confirmed the club did not apply to host the grand final at Central Park, but spoke to Western Vic Football manager Stephen McQueen about hosting it once he heard that Anzac Park was out of action.
"I said if they were really struggling for a grand final venue, they could use Central Park," he said.
Nhill president Jim White said he was delighted with the announcement, after trying and failing the past two years.
Mr White said amenity upgrades were already taking place ahead of the grand final.
"There will be three makeshift grandstands installed borrowed from Horsham District Football League club Pimpinio," he said.
"We'll also add some extra toilets, we've raised the fences and also improved the parking."
The club also hosted a working bee last night.
Hindmarsh Shire Council chief executive Tony Doyle said it was a fantastic opportunity for the shire and its businesses.
"On grand final day there will be many people in Nhill and it will be a good economic boost for the shops and Nhill Sporting Club," he said.
"The most pleasing thing is how the sporting club and the Nhill community have responded in getting the ground ready for the event."
Mr Doyle said council staff had been working with the club to complete works at the ground.