Port Adelaide will seek to play the first game for premiership points in China next year as part of a new multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with a Chinese property developer.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the groundbreaking move at a press conference in Shanghai on Thursday, when a memorandum of understanding was signed.
The agreement will see all parties endeavour to play a match in China as early as next year, potentially in the bye weekend.
The AFL is yet to announce who Port Adelaide would play but said it had an agreement with a second club. The announcement followed a three-year sponsorship deal being signed with Chinese developer Shanghai Cred.