Well respectfully the detailed business case put forward disputes your ‘ever working’ view.Nothing against the romantic notion but I can't see a team in tassie working ever.
For one Tassie is a heartland football state: there is more passion for footy in Tassie than the Gold Coast and GWS combined. Crowd attendance would easily stand up
Locals and ex-pats would also sign up as members in droves.
Facilities/infrastructure are already AFL standard.
A Tasmanian based team would hardly be short of sponsorship dollars either.
Forty years ago some people said that Tasmania should ‘never’ have a team in Sheffield Shield cricket. That was a flawed argument then...and so is this one.