Tasmania set to apply for a provisional AFL licence (aiming to enter competition by 2025)

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Johnny Bananas

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I see the access to KGV as being the 2nd best option. I did see a study done years ago about KGV which identified thousands of car parking options within that short 5-10min walk. If KGV was developed I'd recon between that & MONA, they would build the light rail system.
I can see this being an easier political sell. Especially if an NBL team comes to DEC, or an A-League team comes to the ground next door, Glenorchy can really position itself as the sporting capital and get a lot of the necessary infrastructure built.
 

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I can see this being an easier political sell. Especially if an NBL team comes to DEC, or an A-League team comes to the ground next door, Glenorchy can really position itself as the sporting capital and get a lot of the necessary infrastructure built.
Its not 'my' best option, but I see it as 'the' best option considering cost, politics & opportunity. The cost is minimised as the ground could be built into a 25k-30k stadium relatively easily. The politics would/has defeated a waterside stadium in Hobart. The opportunity comes from the position near the DEC, Showgrounds, Brooker Hwy, Bus mall, Mona & the proposed light rail.

Ps, Tas won't get an A-league team anytime soon. They need a rectangular stadium. We ain't got one anywhere near good enough. They'd need $100mil for one.
 

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Its not 'my' best option, but I see it as 'the' best option considering cost, politics & opportunity. The cost is minimised as the ground could be built into a 25k-30k stadium relatively easily. The politics would/has defeated a waterside stadium in Hobart. The opportunity comes from the position near the DEC, Showgrounds, Brooker Hwy, Bus mall, Mona & the proposed light rail.

Ps, Tas won't get an A-league team anytime soon. They need a rectangular stadium. We ain't got one anywhere near good enough. They'd need $100mil for one.
Can they do what they did in Perth, took over an Oval that had been developed (as in big grandstand 1950s style) as an WAFL ground (East Perths home ground) & turned it into a rectangular field.
 

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Can they do what they did in Perth, took over an Oval that had been developed (as in big grandstand 1950s style) as an WAFL ground (East Perths home ground) & turned it into a rectangular field.
Good point. Hard to say where they could do that. Inner city we have the TCA, North Hobart & Queenborough Oval( almost no parking there). Maybe take over the Rugby ground at Cornelian bay?
Anyway, that's their problem. I wouldn't bother with it. Cricket Footy & Basketball is enough for me. ;)
 

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I can see this being an easier political sell. Especially if an NBL team comes to DEC, or an A-League team comes to the ground next door, Glenorchy can really position itself as the sporting capital and get a lot of the necessary infrastructure built.
What ground next door are you talking about ?? if it’s the kgv soccer ground that you mean that’s not even a full size fifa pitch there not allowed to hold ffa cup matches there the grounds also surrounded buy houses
 

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What ground next door are you talking about ?? if it’s the kgv soccer ground that you mean that’s not even a full size fifa pitch there not allowed to hold ffa cup matches there the grounds also surrounded buy houses
I'm certain its full size. Its a synthetic pitch which is why no games with A-league teams are played, so I'm told. They've had cup games on it. I watched South Hobart play a Canberra team a few seasons ago. Lately its been Devonport playing in the cup so they play at home, Valley Road.
 

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Several big name sponsors have been secured for tassies AFL team,this is big news for the bid and will definitely help build a strong case.
Yeah I’ve herd two major sponsors have been signed two large national level company’s will be announced soon as well as a number of minor sponsors so much for the no corporate support everyone craps on about afl are slowly running out of excuses 👍
 

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Yeah I’ve herd two major sponsors have been signed two large national level company’s will be announced soon as well as a number of minor sponsors so much for the no corporate support everyone craps on about afl are slowly running out of excuses 👍
I don't think anyone questioned the ability of the team to get major sponsors - the national appeal of the AFL will see to that. It's selling 100 corporate boxes at $50k a pop that will be the challenge.
 

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I don't think anyone questioned the ability of the team to get major sponsors - the national appeal of the AFL will see to that. It's selling 100 corporate boxes at $50k a pop that will be the challenge.
A lot of people have made comments about there not being enough large company’s based in Tasmania to gain sufficient sponsors this proves them wrong there’s been times when the smaller vic clubs have gone with out major sponsors and struggled to find them so it’s a great sign we have been able to sign two major ones With out even having a team yet as for the corporate boxes both Blundstone and Utas stadiums will have to upgrade and expand there corporate sections but the corporate boxes they currently have are already booked out for all the hawthorn an north games another good sign I think people on the main land still like to look at Tasmania as a country town I think everyone will be massively surprised buy the level of support there will be should the state get a license it will embarrass the afl when compared to how little support gws and the suns have got so far!
 

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You would think Cadbury would sign on. Can't have any alcohol sponsorship on the jumper, so that rules out Cascade and Boags.

Any other large companies based out of Tassie?
 

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I don't think anyone questioned the ability of the team to get major sponsors - the national appeal of the AFL will see to that. It's selling 100 corporate boxes at $50k a pop that will be the challenge.
Plenty of people have questioned the ability to get major sponsors. Multiple posters have mentioned it throughout this thread and in historic threads on this issue.
 

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A lot of people have made comments about there not being enough large company’s based in Tasmania to gain sufficient sponsors this proves them wrong there’s been times when the smaller vic clubs have gone with out major sponsors and struggled to find them so it’s a great sign we have been able to sign two major ones
For how much?
 

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You would think Cadbury would sign on. Can't have any alcohol sponsorship on the jumper, so that rules out Cascade and Boags.

Any other large companies based out of Tassie?
Didn’t know that I’ve never heard that you couldn’t have alcohol sponsorship on ship on jumpers? Bit strange one of the AFL main sponsors is CUB brewery
 

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You would think Cadbury would sign on. Can't have any alcohol sponsorship on the jumper, so that rules out Cascade and Boags.

Any other large companies based out of Tassie?
Boags & Cascade are separate companies that are now owned by Nathan Lion & CUB respectively. (Boags Premium & Cascade Pale Ale being 2 of my faves :))
Many companies that operate or are based here are owned outside the state. That doesn't mean they wouldn't sponsor the AFL team as a business opportunity, & to contribute back to the community.
For instance, the Farrell family from Sydney, who control Tasmania's poker machines, bought the last state election for the Libs so as to keep that control. So they owe a favour or two.
Their are quite a few local companies like Voss construction, Incat, Tassal, Petunia seafoods etc etc that one could look to I guess. plenty of outside owned companies like Cadbury, Nyrstar, Norske Scog paper conglomerate etc.
I guess the Task Force will winkle a few out. ;)
 

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I see Matthew Richardson saying it'll be 2025. Also commented on Jack Riewoldt saying he'd think strongly about returning to be part of a Tassie team.

I think he'd be a great addition to start a team off. He's certainly grown up since his initial childish & petulant behaviour in the AFL.

He's grown into a real leader, thankfully for himself. ;)
 

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Yeah maybe it doesn’t make much sense Though i mean the afl are sponsored buy Toyota and Geelong and north ar sponsored buy ford and Mazda I wonder if it is actually a rule or it’s just a coincidence that nobody is sponsored buy a brewery!
its not so much that nobody is sponsored, but pourage rights for AFL matches and stadium rights for events means theres little point in beverage companies sponsoring teams. Think about it, almost no professional team in the country has alchohol on the jumper, however many of them have the league beverage partner as a minor sponsor.
 

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