Havant and Tottonians compete in the new Hampshire Challenge Trophy under the Hooks Lane floodlights tonight (8pm).
The home club are hoping Friday night rugby will attract a larger than normal crowd.
This competition replaces the Gales HSB Hampshire Cup which had become increasingly difficult to fit into a packed league season.
The winners of tonight's game will meet Bournemouth in a cross-county challenge later in the season.
Floodlit games are a rarity in the county and have proved popular in the past.
Last season a sizeable crowd turned out at Burnaby Road to watch United Services Portsmouth take on Portsmouth in a Hampshire Bowl contest.
Tonight’s game has the added attraction of being played on Havant's brand new artificial grass pitch.
The home side unveiled their facilities in style last weekend with a confident home league win against Hove.
Meanwhile, Portsmouth are on the Twickenham trail as they entertain Bromley in the RFU Senior Vase at Rugby Camp on Saturday (2pm).
It is a repeat of last season's meeting between the two clubs in the same competition.
On that occasion Portsmouth came out on top after a competitive affair.
Home coach Neil McRoberts believes the fact the final is held at Twickenham gives the players an added incentive.
He said: ‘The team that goes through will find themselves three games away from a Twickenham final.
‘That is a big motivator for any player.
‘It is a good competition to be in and a welcome distraction from the pressures of league rugby.
‘We are fielding a strong side but at the same time using it to give a few players an opportunity.
‘All of our team have played in the senior side this season.
‘A few have found themselves on the fringes and this is a chance for them to shine.
‘Others can have a well-earned rest.
‘We are moving into a very important period in the league as we head towards Christmas.
‘It affords us a chance to work on a few things ready for that.’
The visitors are currently eighth in London three south-east having won four and lost four of their league games.