Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson's supports the notion of more AFL games in Tasmania, given the continued outbreaks of COVID-19 on the mainland.
After his side's 12-point win against Brisbane in Launceston on Saturday, Clarkson said his attention is now on the blockbuster bout against Collingwood at UTAS.
This will be the first match to two have played in the state for Premiership points.
"We've got Collingwood next week, we won't look further than that - they had a terrific win against West Coast," he said.
"Similar to us, they got well on top of West Coast then it was pretty even after half-time. We'll have a look at that game and get ourselves ready for the Pies.
"We've never played the Pies down here so that should be great for the Tasmanian public and hopefully we can get a pretty decent crowd down here."
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Clarkson added the island state makes for an advantageous AFL location, given the continuing uncertainty with COVID in mainland states.
"I think with a lot of the competition, and the other codes like NRL are having to come to Victoria to play footy," he said.
"I dare say if we can get games in either Tassie or Victoria, that's going to be the option for the AFL.
"This [UTAS] is a great venue down here and where there's an opportunity where we can't have crowds in Melbourne at the present time ... if you can get a crowd down here, then I'm sure the AFL will continue to look to play some of their footy down on the island."
The Hawks are scheduled to play the Pies at 2pm, with attendance capped at 10,000 and masks mandatory for those over 12 years old.
Tickets for Sunday's game will be released gradually on Wednesday morning to GA members at 9am, Collingwood members at 11am and the general public at 1pm.
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