Launceston's most successful soccer club has backed a European-style 14-game home and away NPL Tasmania season.
Although yet to be announced by Football Tasmania, it is likely that the state's eight top-tier sides will play each other twice in a shortened 2020 campaign also set to include a statewide cup.
Launceston City's director of football Roger Mies said the format would be warmly welcomed as the club finally resumed training this week.
"Given the delayed start, we would not want anything less than a 14-game season plus a cup," he said.
"Anything less than that is hardly worth the effort and anything longer takes us close to Christmas. This would be a good outcome."
City is among the clubs who share their ground with summer sports which they hope will play ball by adjusting their own seasons to accommodate the delays caused by COVID-19.
Mies said City have been negotiating with Meander Valley Council about ground access into October when the Westbury Road venue is normally being used by touch football.
"This may mean a delayed finish which may impact on other sports and it is only fair that everyone shares some of the pain," he said.
City was among several Launceston teams which resumed training this week following the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions.
Mies said newly-appointed coach Roger Hardwicke has been "champing at the bit" to get his squad back, having initiated an online virtual running lap of Tasmania to keep them engaged during the lockdown.
"There was frustration and impatience but now just a wave of excitement to be able to get back on the park and I'm sure that's the same with every other club."