Work is now complete with the last of 16 huge light poles that are putting the spotlight on the sports fields at Plain Street, Riverside and Marius Street.
The Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, has congratulated Tamworth Regional Council for coordinating the work to ensure the lights would shine on these playing fields.
"Now the additional lighting is set up at these sports fields, it will create an additional 2,400 available time slots for each year," Anderson said.
"This means we can watch more games of touch footy and oztag, our Aussie rules footy payers can hone their skills on their own training track and the football players at Marius Street can practice in safe, well-lit conditions."
Anderson said the project "focused on increasing participation in organised sports and gentle exercise by both locals and tourists in the Tamworth region".
He said it aimed to provide infrastructure that would create significant opportunities for the region.
"The extra lighting proposes to illuminate six full-size sporting fields with 20 light poles and associated infrastructure," he said.
He said the new lighting would also benefit fit rugby union, rugby league, baseball and fitness trainers.
"These sporting fields are attended annually on average by 64,584 players for game-day fixtures, 8,544 senior players for training and 10,400 spectators," he said.
The Tamworth Regional Council Mayor, Col Murray, said the lighting would help boost access for the local community by providing opportunities to improve training and playing surfaces.
It would also provide illumination for sporting fields, attract new events, and increase festival camping security, he said.
"The benefits of the lighting include an increase in the number of games and training sessions played at the sports grounds beyond current levels," he said.