Vixens jubilant in season like no other.

The Melbourne Vixens have lifted the Super Netball title after a gripping grand final win that capped an unprecedented national league season.

With respect to the Melbourne Vixens, their 66-64 grand final win was the second-most dazzling magic act of the Super Netball season.

That Super Netball could finish its pandemic-afflicted campaign at all was the most astonishing achievement for a sport that faced and cleared countless hurdles throughout 2020.

The sport's finances, vision, culture, pathways and human resources were under siege.

Yet when grand final most valuable player Mwai Kumwenda made the winning goal, the curtain fell on the first sport to deliver a full, uncompromised season during the coronavirus pandemic.

It seems a lifetime ago that Super Netball chief executive Chris Symington considered the possibility there might be no season at all - its major competitor AFLW scrapped its entire season - so the drinks on ice for the executive team and its sponsors were hard earned.

"There was a risk coming off the back of the Women's T20 World Cup that coverage of women's sport would drop off," he said.

"There were definitely some moments it felt like we were fighting a losing battle. The goalposts were moving daily if not hourly at some stages.

"We needed to be really agile and we kept persisting so I'm really proud that we were able to deliver."

The league avoided a catastrophic season cancellation when it delayed the campaign from May to August, then as borders began closing, relocated more than 140 players, officials, team staff and their families to Queensland's sporting biosecurity hub.

Sunday's grand final was the 60th match crammed into 11 weeks.

Players conditioned to one game a week soldiered on through up to three battles in a seven-day block.

They ventured briefly to Adelaide, and to Townsville and Cairns in far north Queensland - where they cobbled together a court in a vacant warehouse.

"Netty" people filled more than 200 hotel rooms for 350 nights, with the Vixens approaching 100 days of temperature checks, face masks and bus trips in their adopted state.

"We realise we're the lucky ones," Vixens co-captain Liz Watson said.

"Everyone's sacrificed a lot to be here. Our loved ones kept us on the road and we can't wait to get back home and give you a big hug."

The cost of netball's new normal could have crippled the sport.

While Super Netball did not spill nearly as much as the AFL's $3 million a week on relocation, the expense pushed the code to the brink and it leaned heavily on Tourism and Events Queensland and other sponsors to keep the league buoyant.

That financial narrative wrapped itself around a season during which the league introduced a two-point super shot that irritated traditionalists and had a player - Kristiana Manu'a - sent off for the first time in competition history.

National captain Caitlin Bassett was sparingly used by the Giants and signed with a New Zealand team for next season while the competition's only Indigenous player, Jemma Mi Mi of Queensland Firebirds, was at the centre of off court drama after being stranded on the bench during the league's Indigenous round.

Still, Super Netball drew eyeballs.

Free-to-air viewership (five per cent), streaming audiences (33 per cent) and social media audiences all surged.

A season review lies ahead.

Symington would not rule out more changes next year but the league will at least roll into 2021 with momentum.

"We were forced into some uncomfortable situations and forced to adapt," he said.