Hawthorn have confirmed their intentions for a second consecutive Anzac Day game in Launceston.
The Hawks told The Examiner they have requested an Anzac Day fixture at UTAS Stadium for the 2022 season.
If their wish is granted, it would be the fourth time the Tasmania-sponsored side had played in Launceston on April 25, facing West Coast in 2009 and North Melbourne in 2010 before hosting Adelaide last season.
Last year's Crows match-up was played in front of a COVID-restricted crowd of 9007, while the state's first Anzac Day game saw 17,880 people in the stands - the Hawks' 12th biggest crowd in Tasmania.
Mayor Albert van Zetten confirmed City of Launceston council had been in discussion with the Hawks and thrown their support behind the marquee game.
"Despite all the lockdowns, lockouts and rescheduling of games last season, Launceston football fans were treated to some wonderful fixtures during the year - including back-to-back finals games for the first time ever - and we are certainly hoping for another bumper season in 2022," van Zetten said.
"The City of Launceston is always looking to attract more content to the stadium for fans to enjoy - whether that's football, soccer, cricket or rugby.
"As we've shown during the recent Women's Big Bash games, our ground staff at UTAS can accommodate as much content as sports administrators can throw at them and to their credit, they handled the pressures of an extremely busy two-week schedule by turning out what proved to be excellent playing surfaces for T20 cricket."
Hawthorn have hosted seven of their nine Victorian counterparts for premiership points over their 20-year history in Launceston, which has been extended by one year while the state waits on the fate of its own AFL side.
While they've both played pre-season matches at the venue, Collingwood and Melbourne are yet to play a home-and-away game at UTAS, while North Melbourne has visited the most (eight times).
It has been 15 years since Richmond graced the stadium for its record AFL crowd of 20,971, while Geelong's sole visit came a year after for an attendance of 17,120 in their premiership season.
"The fact that Hawthorn is hoping to attract another Melbourne-based team for an Anzac Day clash in Launceston is another show of confidence in the venue, which would be fantastic for Tasmania's football-loving public, who have already shown they will fully support top-flight games at UTAS Stadium," van Zetten added.
"UTAS Stadium has always been a key economic driver in our city. The events it hosts spark regional economic activity through visitors staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and spending money in our CBD."