Night and twilight matches will figure prominently in the opening two rounds of the 2020 Ballarat Football League season.
BFL operations manager Shane Anwyl said this fixturing was designed to meet a desire of Ballarat City Council, which was eager to see lighting at venues utilised as much as possible after the injection of significant funding to make night football possible.
All five first-round fixtures and four second-round fixtures (Anzac Day) will played in either twilight or night timeslots.
The round two programming meets Anzac Day scheduling requirements.
The only exception in round two is Melton South's home game against Redan, which will played on Sunday, April 26.
Anwyl said there was also a possibility of more night and twilight games in round three, but this was yet to be confirmed.
An initial proposal to have Redan and Ballarat playing on Good Friday on April 10 is not going ahead.
Anwyl said Redan and Ballarat agreed not to proceed.
The fixture also features a second Sunday match between North Ballarat City and Lake Wendouree at Mars Stadium late in the season on August 2 and an inter-league clash with the Bendigo league for Saturday, May 2 - most likely at Mars Stadium. The grand final will be played on Saturday, September 19.
Round one features the East Point v Sebastopol grand final rematch, Bacchus Marsh v Lake Wendouree, Melton v Melton South, North Ballarat v Darley, Redan v Ballarat. Sunbury bye.
The BFL draw works around two VFL games - Coburg v Collingwood at Mars Stadium on May 2 and Coburg v Williamstown at MacPherson Park, Melton, on June 27.