Launceston has enjoyed a hike in AFL attendances after enduring its leanest crowd figures on record last season.
Pulling just 50,312 spectators across four games in 2018, UTAS Stadium had 55,688 through its gates this season - its second-biggest total in the past seven years.
The figure bettered any yearly attendance during Hawthorn's flag years of 2013-15, and saw the Hawks draw 15,000-plus crowds to two of their four roster games for just the third time in seven years.
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City of Launceston welcomed the up-trending figures in a written response from mayor Albert van Zetten.
"It has been extremely encouraging to see AFL crowd figures bounce back," Alderman van Zetten said.
"It's a great outcome for football fans, and it's a tremendous outcome for our hotels, restaurants, our cafes and our local retailers.
"Having three Saturday matches certainly helped, although in saying that, the largest crowd for the season of just under 16,000 at the Carlton game in April was a Sunday game.
"That's why the playing surface redevelopment at the stadium is so important - so we can maintain the stadium at the highest possible level."
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Crowd numbers at Tasmanian AFL games still appear to be trending downwards, with only two of UTAS Stadium's top 20 crowds occurring in the past decade.
Bellerive Oval endured its leanest average attendance in eight years of hosting North Melbourne with just 31,327 attending fixtures against Sydney, GWS and St Kilda this season.
The Kangaroos have drawn 15,000-plus crowds to Bellerive on three occasions, twice against Richmond and once against Sydney in 2016.
UTAS 2019 CROWDS
15,000-PLUS CROWDS SINCE 2010
- 2019: 2 (Carlton, Brisbane)
- 2018: 1 (St Kilda)
- 2017: 1 (St Kilda)
- 2016: 2 (St Kilda, Carlton)
- 2015: 2 (Bulldogs, Fremantle)
- 2014: 1 (West Coast)
- 2013: 1 (Brisbane)
- 2012: 2 (Sydney, Roos)
- 2011: 3 (West Coast, Gold Coast, Roos)
- 2010: 4 (Roos, Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle)