Brett Ratten's troops are edging closer to making their mark in 2020.
With match simulation sessions in full swing at RSEA Park, the red, white and black are ready to move into the next gear and test their new game-plan against Hawthorn and Collingwood.
See the full rundown of St Kilda's road to Season 2020.
Marsh Community Series Week 1: St Kilda v Hawthorn
St Kilda v Hawthorn
Thursday 20 February
7:10pm, RSEA Park
The Saints' pre-season will kick off under the lights of RSEA Park against Hawthorn.
A massive crowd is expected to assemble for the special homecoming. which will offer a first look at the Saints’ big name recruits and exciting young talents.
RSEA Park will be buzzing the following evening when our AFLW side faces Melbourne at 7:10pm.
Emergency Services Practice Match: Hawthorn v St Kilda
Hawthorn v St Kilda
Friday 28 February
4:30pm, Morwell Recreation Reserve
The Saints and the Hawks will rally together to support local emergency services workers and help raise much-needed funds for the recent bushfire crisis.
We're encouraging football fans from across the state to attend the match in Morwell and support all those affected.
Match-goers will also be encouraged to bring chairs and picnic rugs to settle in after the game and watch the State of Origin charity match on the big screens provided.
Entry is free.
State of Origin: Victoria v All Stars
Victoria v All Stars
Friday 28 February
7:50pm, Marvel Stadium
After a 20-year absence, State of Origin football will return to Marvel Stadium.
Three Saints will take part in the event to bolster bushfire relief efforts, with the club recently confirming the players nominated by the AFL will all be available for selection.
Those selected for the State of Origin match will have the benefit of additional game-time, as well as provide other teammates an opportunity to get more game-time under their belt in preceding practice match in Morwell.
Marsh Community Series Week 3: St Kilda v Collingwood
Collingwood v St Kilda
Sunday 8 March
7:50pm, Morwell Recreation Reserve
The Saints will head down the highway the following week, this time to take on Collingwood in the final practice match of the year.
Brett Ratten's men will conclude the pre-season with three hitouts to their name, giving themselves a key advantage heading into the new season.
St Kilda will have another two weeks on the track before the 2020 AFL Season kicks off against North Melbourne on Sunday 22 March at Marvel Stadium.