Southern Huskies believe the Silverdome is NBL ready.
That is a brash assessment of the venue from Tasmania's newest basketball club that has plans to enter Australia's elite competition during the next round of expansion.
The Huskies are currently in the first of a five-year deal with the New Zealand NBL.
Their nine homes games this year are split between Hobart and Launceston.
Club owner Justin Hickey has envisaged bigger plans for the North of the state past the 1500 spectators that have attended the Huskies' first two games at the Silverdome.
"Firstly, the Silverdome is a bloody good place to play basketball," Hickey said.
"But we literally could on the other side of the curtain put more chairs there instead of closing it. We know we can fit over 4000 in there.
"Even with the [smaller] crowd there on the weekend, it was rocking and rolling in the last period. So, you can only imagine what it would be like with thousands more screaming their heads off.
"We're really pleased with the venue itself for NBL."
The Hobart-based side was admitted into New Zealand's winter league last year after the Tasmanians had been overlooked for a NBL licence in favour of South East Melbourne Phoenix. But the NBL flagged in February for a tenth club out of the last state without representation.
Hickey was unperturbed over low numbers that turned out on Mother's Day and the night of the Federal Election, as the club attempts to gain a foothold where Launceston Tornadoes women remained the single basketball entity in the city since 1994.
"The crowd's what we expected, but is something that we have to build on," he said.
"We have to get the trust of the people and we have to deliver a consistent game night. We're pretty happy with it so far and we have a commitment to the North.
"It's up to us to get into the communities and build the story, so they understand it's a Tasmanian club."
That extends to playing NZNBL games in not only the state's two largest centres, but on the North-West Coast.
"One of the things we have on the radar next year is how we can get the game played right across the state, so we can cater more for the people in Devonport, Ulverstone and Burnie," Hickey said.
"We would like to play some up there. Then we feel we're a fully statewide team.
"It's definitely on the radar and it just takes some careful planning. But the coast is definitely in the thought process for next season."
Hickey called the NZNBL a good starting point to launch into the NBL in Australia.
"It's the likes that we really haven't seen before in Tassie since the last year  of the Tassie Devils," he said.
"I think the team we have put together is better than the last team on a Tassie floor."
Launceston-based assistant coach Brett Smith said the coaches and players have enjoyed the Silverdome.
"It's just been fantastic. The quality of the basketball and really the closeness of the games have been very enjoyable," Smith said.
"The whole experience has been better than I thought already. I've really enjoyed it from the bench."