There has been a lot of pressure from the Tasmanian government to secure an independent AFL team for the state.
The Tasmanian government has submitted a daring $ 150 million bid to secure its place as AFL’s 19th club.
Tasmania’s new premier Jeremy Rockliff made a personal submission to the league earlier this month, which could see a Hobart-based team join the league by 2028 and early 2026.
The official proposal includes an additional $ 50 million start-up cost of 100 million with a 10-year contract, which includes a purpose-built high-performance facility near Hobart’s CBD to complement the previously proposed state-of-the-art stadium.
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The annual financial commitment required to cut a deal is still being discussed, Caroline Wilson reports in Nine’s Footy is categorized This week the AFL offered a বছরে 20 million-a-year pledge as a “cold hard cash grab” to win over 18 club presidents.
For over a decade, Tasmania’s proposal of বছরে 10 million a year is consistent with Colin Carter’s 2021 expansion report, which estimates that a state government contributes between $ 7 million and $ 11 million a year.
Outgoing AFL boss Gillan McClachlan has revealed that he is fighting to win the “Launch of Tasmania” club presidents.
McLachlan had previously said he would like to see unanimous club support instead of voting for the Tasmanian proposal.
In terms of age, although several clubs are reluctant to take a position in favor of Tasmania before the full disclosure of proposals, Sydney, Collingwood and the Gold Coast are said to be against the bid.
“There is a level of resentment among the key players involved in the Tasmanian bid as it awaits clarification on its football soft cap, player list size and the quality of its fixtures,” Wilson wrote for Age.
“Current costs, according to the bid, would place the new team roughly 12th or 13th in annual turnover, including AFL contributions.”
The AFL commission is due to make a final decision in August.
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