The Melbourne Renegades will return to Ballarat again later this year to play a Women's Big Bash League game.
The team will take on the Melbourne Stars at Eastern Oval on November 23 in what will be the league's first standalone season.
Matches at boutique venues such as Eastern Oval will be the hallmark for the upcoming WBBL season. The family-friendly weekend festivals of cricket are a key part of the league's strategy to shift away from the men's BBL format.
Ballarat deputy mayor Jim Rinaldi said the fixture was another cue for women's cricket in Ballarat.
He said the match is another good indicator that Ballarat is becoming a key destination for women's cricket.
"The Eastern Oval certainly represents everything the WBBL wants for its upcoming fixture - it's the perfect venue to create a family atmosphere," he said.
Cr Rinaldi said last year's match was a good indication of how well the Ballarat community received the WBBL, with over two-thousand people turning out to watch the game despite heavy rain.
He said the Renegades' return was exciting for the city and the growing number of women and girls choosing to play the game.
"We're seeing more and more young females taking up cricket, so the return of WBBL is another positive step for Ballarat," he said.