Wagga deputy mayor Dallas Tout believes the recent spate of sport events announced for the city can be a building block toward even bigger future fixtures as they push strongly to snare an A-League or W-League game.
Despite heavy rain Sunday's W-League trial between Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets at Equex Centre was a big success, with representatives of both teams adamant the venue could host official games.
The match followed announcements earlier in the week an AFLW game and AFL trial between Richmond and Greater Western Sydney will be played on the weekend of March 7-8 at Robertson Oval.
NRL grand finalists Canberra Raiders will also play an official game in the city for the second straight year, against Newcastle Knights on April 18.
Tout said the W-League trial gave officials from both clubs the chance to get a firsthand look at the facilities and the level of support from locals.
An A-League trial next year between the two clubs is expected to be announced in the near future.
"We're pushing really hard (for A-League and W-League content)," Tout said.
"It's all been positive feedback. They (Sydney FC and Newcastle) were quite happy with the ground and we're hopeful of getting something official in the next few days about A-League for next year.
"Even with the rain, it stood up to it well and it's proven it's more than capable. It's been shown in other codes like with the Raiders, once they see the facility and what it's capable of they have no issue coming back at all.
"That's what we're starting to do now, were starting to reap the dividends of doing that."
Jets W-League coach Craig Deans said the Wagga facilities are better than some they've played on during the season proper.
"We've played at some grounds over the years that are far worse than this one," he said.
"From my point of view the change rooms are excellent, the fields are good.
"I'd be happy to play a game here and it's definitely something somebody who wants to bring a game to a regional centre could look at in the future."