North Launceston president Thane Brady is confident his club won't be disadvantaged as AFL clubs prepare to return to the state next month.
Tasmanian borders are not set to open to interstate visitors until July 31, however, North Melbourne has been scheduled games at Bellerive Oval on August 9 and 15.
As many as four Hawthorn games at UTAS Stadium are expected to follow when the AFL releases fixturing for the season's final five rounds, casting a shadow on North Launceston's home base.
The Northern Bombers are scheduled to play the season's second Northern derby at UTAS Stadium on August 26, however, Brady is optimistic the club's games and training sessions will remain largely unaffected by any Hawthorn visit.
"The support from the Launceston City Council has been fantastic," Brady said.
"They understand the difficulties we face. Without their support our program would not have commenced this season.
"If Hawthorn do play at UTAS we are confident the LCC will protect us from any disadvantage.
"We have hire agreements in place for UTAS Stadium, Invermay Park and Rocherlea. They can not be changed as no suitable alternative facilities are available."
Organisers are expecting to host crowds of up to 25 per cent venue capacity - likely between 4000 and 5000 - for any AFL matches in Tasmania this season.
Brady said he hoped the 25 per cent ruling would make its way to community football - currently capped at 500 people - before the end of the season.
"The 500-person limit in the ground on a match day delivers little financial reward to us," he said.
"The additional COVID compliant costs chew up any gate receipts and our food and beverage sales are well below usual. The restrictions have also caused relationship issues.
"To now read the Kangaroos are forecast to play two games in Hobart with a potential of 4000 in attendance is hard to accept."
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The Tasmanian government pays $8 million a year to have Hawthorn and North Melbourne games played at either end of the state.
Critics have questioned the financial benefit of hosting AFL games this year given the likelihood of vastly reduced crowds and interstate visitors.
City of Launceston mayor Albert Van Zetten said he was expecting the city to host Hawthorn games this season but conceded the economic spike would be smaller.
"We know that - historically - AFL games in our winter months have been really positive from an economic sense to Launceston," Van Zetten said.
"But that's contingent on people attending the games, coming into the city for a day or two, staying overnight in our hotels and eating at our cafes and restaurants.
"It would be fantastic to see AFL football played at UTAS Stadium this season, but if we can't have people attending from interstate - particularly Victoria with their situation at the moment - then we're not going to see anywhere near the same economic flow-on."