Some of world's best motorcycle riders will be in Wollongong this November for Round 3 of the Australian Supercross Championship.
On Tuesday, promoter Troy Bayliss announced the Illawarra would host the event for the first time and would coincide with the three-day Australian Motorcycle Festival to be held at Lang Park.
The championship round is expected to attract about 20,000 bike fans to WIN Stadium, with the track winding around the field and up on the hill.
"We're actually going to take some of the track out onto the hill ... but we're still going to have people on the hill," Mr Bayliss told the Mercury.
"Right around people are going to get so close to the action."
Meanwhile, Mr Bayliss - a three-time world Supercross Champion and Moto GP winner himself - said they've basically "moved" the former Sydney Motorcycle Show to a better location.
Visitors to the festival will be able to capitalise on the environment by test-riding motorcycles and jet skis as opposed to looking at them in a covered stadium.
"I've been to so many shows over the years and I don't want to look at static stuff, I want to see some action," Mr Bayliss said.
He and his business partner Mark Petersen hope fans lap up the event and cement its place in Wollongong, with the outdoor environment and available facilities a big winner in their eyes.
Wollongong City Councillor Leigh Colacino was excited for the tourism potential and economic benefits the event would bring.
"It's exciting for what it's delivering to Wollongong," Cr Colacino said.
"Everything Destination Wollongong stands for is personified here - trying to showcase Wollongong, trying to showcase what we've got around the area and trying to make that accessible to the biggest number of people possible."
Tickets will go on sale Monday April 29 via Ticketmaster with tickets starting from $30.
The full line up of support classes and live entertainment will be released in coming weeks.
Round 3 of the Australian Supercross Championship, WIN Stadium, November 9. The Australian Motorcycle Festival, Lang Park, November 8 to 10.