The Australian National Indoor Hockey championships are to be staged in Goulburn next year.
Last night's meeting of the Goulburn Mulwaree Council formally endorsed its commitment for the titles to be held at the Veolia arena in January 2018.
Council was told that the basketball stadium would be needed from the 2nd to the 30th of January and not on an ad hoc basis with matches in December and others in January.
On the cost associated with the championships, Councillor Margaret O'Neill said she would like to see sponsorship funding to alleviate some of the costs to council.
Hockey Australia will be asked to secure sponsorship to off-set costs.