The focus this weekend may be on finals football, but there has also been plenty of talk surrounding Herald Women's Premier League grounds.
High-profile players Gema Simon and Cassidy Davis voiced their disappointment to the Newcastle Herald that Weston's Rockwell Automation Park had been chosen for the third out of four years to host the competition's grand final on September 1.
The Jets pair had no issue with the facility but felt a closer venue to the city of Newcastle would attract more spectators and newcomers to watch the league's showcase match.
"I feel like we would get a good crowd in Newcastle," Simon, who plays for South Wallsend, said.
"All of the teams who have qualified for finals are from Newcastle, so I guess if they want to promote women's football in Newcastle why have it out there."
The sentiment was echoed by Warners Bay's Davis.
"If we're trying to get younger girls who play in other interdistrict competitions to see what the WPL is all about and hopefully want to play in the WPL, I think it would be better closer because some parents probably won't want to drive them there," Davis said.
But Rhali Dobson disagreed and the Melbourne City and Merewether striker suggested more money needed to be invested into WPL grounds instead of clubs paying players "exorbitant" amounts.
"Why are we complaining about giving girls the opportunity to play on a National Premier League pitch that's a beautiful pitch and they have great facilities there," Dobson said.
"I personally don't see a problem. Our numbers haven't changed having it out at Weston. It's always been a great day there and they have really good support structures. At the moment, there's only one club in this WPL competition that could put their hand up and say they could host a WPL grand final, and that's Adamstown."
Northern NSW Football chief executive David Eland said Weston Football Club had proven to be "fantastic hosts" for the WPL championship decider in 2016 and again last year.
"The contribution of the volunteers has been fantastic; they've worked so hard on their facility and the surface has been fantastic for the grand final," Eland said.
"They're the elements that we look at. To be frank, that's our priority - to provide the best possible experience for the players and the team officials involved. So we have every confidence Weston will deliver another great event, that the surface will be good and that the players will have a great experience, and I certainly hope that that outweighs any concerns about driving a further 15 minutes up the Hunter Expressway."
NNSWF football operations manager Liam Bentley said "facilities is very much on the agenda" as they eye NPL status for women in 2021.
South Wallsend's Walker Fields is in such poor condition that the Wolves have relocated the first leg of their semi-final against New Lambton on Sunday to Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. Semi-finals are played over two weekends in a home-and-away format.
"The quality of surface at Walker Fields are below the standards South Wallsend want to present for finals football," Bentley said.
"They have been proactive in finding a high-quality surface to give all teams the chance to put on the best show."