Adelaide Crows star Erin Phillips says playing on Adelaide Oval is "a dream come true" for the whole team.
The South Australian side finished top of Conference A to receive a home ground advantage for the preliminary final.
While Phillips has played matches on the ground before, this time its a history-making moment as the playing group step out onto Adelaide Oval for the first time.
“As Doc (coach Matthew Clarke) said, big games should be played on big stages so we are very excited and can't wait to get out there on Sunday,” Phillips said.
It will be the Crows second finals appearance in three seasons, having lifted the inaugural Premiership in 2017 and they are red-hot favourites to take the title once again.
There are still 15 players from that 2017 Premiership winning team with the squad this season.
But despite the prospects of the do-or-die clash, the players have been handling the pressure and staying focussed.
“The maturity of the group has blown me away,” Phillips said.
“They (Geelong) are a very young team and will have an attitude of nothing to lose.
“I’ve been in games we should have won, and didn’t.
“We won’t be taking the Cats lightly.”
Looking back on last season, it was a tough one for Phillips.
The 33-year-old missed two games in 2018 and pretty much played out the remaining matches on one leg after suffering a quad strain but having spent most of the off-season rehabbing, she has 100 per cent confidence in her body.
"Last year had been incredibly frustrating, obviously the quad kept playing up," Phillips said.
"I've had a much better preparation leading into this season and I've just loved being able to go out and play, not having to think about my quad."
Adelaide will face the Geelong Cats at 12.40pm ACDT. Watch LIVE on the Seven Network and Foxtel nationally.