Gardens Oval curator Shaun Murrihy says he and his team of volunteers are "going all out" when it comes to preparation for the Hampden league grand finals.
He suspects it will be a once-off opportunity for the seaside town so wants to make the most of it.
Port Fairy's Gardens Oval is set to host the HFNL deciders on Saturday, September 18, as the usual grand final home - Warrnambool's Reid Oval - is being upgraded.
The HFNL's Sunday junior grand finals, which were supposed to be played on the weekend just gone but were postponed due to coronavirus lockdown, are also to be played at the portside town.
The state is in lockdown until at least Thursday, September 2, under current restrictions.
Murrihy has his fingers-crossed both grand final days can still go ahead.
"It would be great for the town, it's a great little oval," he said.
It would be great for the town, it's a great little oval.Shaun Murrihy
He and his team have been doing plenty to get the ground ready.
He said thanks to the footy club's good relationship with the Port Fairy Cricket Club, he was going over the whole ground twice with the three-tonne roller this week to level out a few foot marks.
He explained the surface was a bit soft for the Seagulls' most recent home game against Terang Mortlake.
"The roller will flatten it right out," he said.
The plan is then to get an aerator which he said would get rid of surface water.
Murrihy's hope is then to get a drum mower onto the ground close to grand final day if it goes ahead.
He explained it rolls one way and the lifts the grass the other way and would give the ground an MCG or Marvel Stadium pattern effect.
The curator said he was grateful to the PFFNC committee for its support in his management of the ground.
Port Fairy Seagulls' senior football and netball sides will not feature in this year's Hampden league finals series.
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