As AFL-appointed Commissioner Colin Carter's visit to Tasmania winds down, parties involved have a shared optimism that the state will soon have it's decision.
Carter was tight-lipped about his on-the-ground assessment of Tasmania's case for an AFL team, but was satisfied with what he had accomplished.
"This trip has fulfilled every expectation that I had, I've been down here to listen and to learn," he said.
"People have been very generous with their time and I leave with a pretty clear understanding of what the local views are about why the case for a team is important."
In terms of infrastructure, Carter said he wasn't concerned with the current state of stadiums in Tasmania.
He said the notion of stadiums needing to adjust to housing an AFL side would be a decision left to governments.
"The stadiums down here seem to me to be fine, you play games down here already," Carter said.
"State governments have always stepped up to the task ... so I'm not particularly concerned about the stadium issues."
Crowds of about 6000 and 9000 have attended recent AFL matches at Bellerive and UTAS Stadium respectively.
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Premier Peter Gutwein said the plan to have an AFL team based in Hobart remained despite the varying attendance numbers.
He said both stadiums were slated to receive capacity augmentations as previously mentioned during his election campaign.
"I was very clear that a team would be based in Hobart, but blockbuster games would be played in the North," Gutwein said.
"My understanding is the councils, and broadly the communities at both ends of the state, are quite happy with those recommendations."
Carter's review of the Tasmanian AFL team taskforce's case is due in mid-July.
From there, it will be up to club presidents to decide whether Tasmania will be provided with a path to a team.
As for the likelihood of said presidents voting in favour of Carter's conclusion, the former Geelong president was aware that votes for or against would be a president-by-president case.
"The one thing I can say about AFL presidents is that they always have strong views on a large number of subjects," he said.
"So, whatever case is argued to them yes or no, would have to be pretty well-reasoned and based on evidence.
"There are a lot of views around which are often not well-tested by evidence and I think a lot of my job is trying to get to the bottom of it all."
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