PORT City Breakers will hope the same formula which served them well for two out of the last three years will have the same effect in 2020.
The Breakers will play four of their first five matches of the 2020 Group 3 rugby league season at Regional Stadium following the release of the 2020 draw.
A trip to Forster will be their only trip away from Port Macquarie in the opening five rounds.
When Port City made back-to-back grand finals, they started the season with a run of Saturday home fixtures.
Coach Dan Kemp said that would again be the case next season.
"We've got a good start; our first three home games are on a Saturday in the first month," Kemp said.
"We had a similar run in 2017 and 2018 so that will be a good way to get our fans out to the game."
Kemp was also pleased local derby fixtures against Wauchope and Port Macquarie had been scheduled later in the season.
"We play Wauchope and Port a bit later which should be good for the quality of football because we've usually had them early in the season," he said.
"We'll have to make some money early because we've got a few games away from home in the back end."
With Group 3 axing their pre-season competition, the Breakers are also in the process of locking in fixtures against Sydney opponents.
"We're going to Windsor for a pre-season camp because that's Ben Stewart's old club; we couldn't do things like that before," Kemp said.
"We're also looking at getting Camden to come here so that'll be exciting to play against some new opponents and try a few new things."
Port City will start their 2020 campaign on April 18 with a home clash against Taree City before they wrap up the season with a tricky trip to Wingham in the final round.
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