The website set up to promote awareness of Tasmania's bid for an AFL and AFLW team is fast closing in on its goal of attracting 50,000 pledges of support.
The United We Stand website is an initiative of the Tasmanian AFL Licence Taskforce, a high-powered group counting Virgin Australia Airlines co-founder Brett Godfrey and St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt among its members.
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The taskforce has stated that it needs 50,000 signatures to show the AFL that the requisite support is there for a potential team.
At the time of print on Sunday afternoon, 47,069 people had pledged their support.
Mr Godfrey, the taskforce's chairman, said he didn't think the pledges would stop coming in once the 50,000 mark was hit.
"50,000 represents one-in-ten Tasmanians, and so that's interesting in itself," he said.
"It's going to take a people's push to get this thing across the line."
But Mr Godfrey was realistic about the pledge goal, saying it didn't necessarily guarantee anything.
"I think that 50,000 is comforting, but it ... doesn't guarantee you members, it doesn't guarantee you corporate support, it doesn't guarantee the AFL will listen," he said.
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"But it certainly has guaranteed us the knowledge that the public are out there and on-side for this and up for it."
Premier Will Hodgman said "the message to the AFL couldn't be clearer".
"With almost 50,000 pledges, they can no longer ignore us," he said.
"The people have spoken, and they are saying now is the time for a Tasmanian team of our own."
The taskforce is expected to present its findings to the state government in December and hopes to be granted a provisional licence by the AFL.