The NBL is set to lock in two games at least for Launceston for the first time in more than 39 years ahead of Tasmania's inaugural season next year.
When Launceston Casino City Tigers had last dribbled down an NBL court, it was at the Dowling Street facility that has since been renamed Elphin Sports Centre.
But for the long-awaited season return to Tassie, the home fixtures are expected to be restricted to a modest number until the Silverdome is fitted out to the liking of NBL owner Larry Kestelman.
The unnamed new team and the state's first since the demise of the Hobart Tassie Devils in 1996 will be based out of the Tasmanian capital.
Launceston Tornadoes president Janie Finlay has sat on the Tasmania advisory board for nearly 12 months before the NBL announced just weeks ago the 10th team will join the competition for the October 2021 tipoff.
Finlay has kept abreast of what benefits those North of the state will gain long-term.
"The conversations I have had with Larry that there will be at least two games in the North first year," she said.
"What he has also said that obviously because the Silverdome isn't at the level that would deliver the top entertainment and atmospheric experience like it will a fully redeveloped DEC [in Hobart], they will over-invest and bring in the structure they need on that night so we get a true NBL experience."
The NBL holds the licence as the exclusive owner of the Tasmanian team until it ever decides to sell it to the buyer.
Finlay believed patience was important to understand the bigger picture behind the role of Northern Tasmania.
That was on show not only in Launceston, but Devonport and Ulverstone at last year's NBL preseason Blitz.
"The Blitz was extraordinary how it got out into smaller stadiums, into our community, in our schools with some of the best players in the world that were right in front of us," Finlay said.
"We'll see that again in the NBL proper when it hits Tassie, and in the North, we'll get some of those games.
"Because we don't have that top-of-the-line facility yet, what will also happen is Larry will also over-invest in players coming out to do more community clinics and engagement."
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