Launceston City settles comfortably into its familiar Prospect home base for the second time in three days on Saturday against traditional old foes South Hobart.
The home fixture will be one of three appearances in a seven-day period that will limit the travel to handling local traffic across the city.
But spare a thought for their newest NPL neighbours Riverside Olympic.
After years of playing in the northern championship, the Roos now hop off on their longest trip: Kingborough.
The two-and-a-half hour drive each way has been a rarity unless it's a cup clash.
But the fledgling statewide club did its homework early and organised a preseason friendly in the Lions' den.
"We feel familiar with the trip and the ground," coach Alex Gaetani said, "but it will be a different challenge."
The dress rehearsal after the furthest Riverside would travel every week previously was past Burnie, with more than half of the matches in around Launceston.
But Gaetani is viewing the long drive what the squad needs after a big-time debut not to remember.
"Just sometimes travelling down as a group can be quite helpful," he said.
"I definitely think spending some time together can only benefit us as a group.
"I think the possibility of playing a game away from home as we continued to adjust to the next level might be helpful to take the pressure off of us a little bit."
The coach who was not on hand to witness the 5-1 loss to Glenorchy Knights spoke to his players during the week and felt nerves played a part in the performance.
Olympic were honest all day, but lacked polish and assuredness on debut.
"I don't think it wasn't a good showing of what we are as a team," Gaetani said
"I definitely don't think that the preseason games that we had we ever played that way. We went from our playing style. I think nerves got the better of us at times.
"The fact we weren't able to control the ball as much as what we liked, which is our strength meant that Glenorchy were going to continue to attack because we kept losing the ball and not controlling possession as much as we like. Eventually any good defence will crack."