THE KNTFL enters a new era of grand finals this Saturday - and the host club Lucindale is ready.
Since the KNT's formation in 1993, the grand final has alternated between the league's two major centres, Naracoorte and Bordertown.
But this year, the league has reverted to a rotational program which will give other clubs a chance to host the "one day in September".
First cab off the rank, in this Saturday's 2013 decider, is Lucindale, and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town to join in on all the action.
Controversially, because of wet conditions in recent weeks and limited parking available, the decision has been made to not allow any general vehicles to park around the oval. There will be some official parks and disabled parking - and some temporary grandstand seating - but spectators are being asked to take their own chairs.
Lucindale Football Club and grand final sub-committee member Geoff Robinson said upgrades had been going on for the last six months to ensure the success of the event.
The local Lions club donated $20,000 to put towards upgrades.
Nets have been put in behind the goal posts and a new electronic scoreboard has been installed.
"We handle the SE Field Days where there are 150-odd caravans and four days of over 1500 people staying on the grounds so we are well equipped to cater for large numbers," Mr Robinson said.
"There will be no problems with catering at the site - there will be plenty of outlets for food and drink. I don't foresee any pressure and we well and truly have back-ups in place." Cars will not be permitted to park around the oval on the day - the exceptions being officials and disabled parking.
"It's just going to make it a better atmosphere," Mr Robinson said. "It will give spectators a better view."
There will be designated parking areas and marshals guiding people on where to go.
While seating will include two grandstands at the football and one at the netball, spectators are encouraged to bring chairs to sit on.
There will be security on the gates inspecting bags as well as around the oval to ensure everyone's safety. No alcohol is to be brought onto the grounds.
As for the condition of the oval Mr Robinson said things were looking good.
"It's drying out well and unless we get a lot of rain a few days before it won't be a problem."
The last time Lucindale hosted the grand final was in 1983, 10 years before the Kowree-Naracoorte league joined with Tatiara.