The North Melbourne Kangaroos are hoping to play for at least another five more years in Hobart , which would see the AFL club keep its links to Tasmania until the end of the 2021 football campaign. The club’s previous two deals with Hobart were for three years and two years and are now aiming for a longer commitment. The Tasmanian Government recently agreed to terms with the Hawthorn Hawks to keep playing for the next five years in Launceston and the Kangaroos are pushing for a similar type of agreement. Be sure to look over the latest CrownBet AFL Odds before making your pick for the next round of games.
Carl Dilena, the chief executive of the Kangaroos, spoke with AFL.com.au recently and stated that he hopes to sign a new deal to stay in Hobart within the next couple of months. He remarked,
I think from the start both Hawthorn and ourselves were looking at five-year renewals. That had been standard for Hawthorn, that was just part of their contract, and we’re looking to do a similar sort of thing. We’ve been in preliminary discussions and I think they will ramp up over the next few months now that they’ve got the Hawthorn deal out of the way.
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Dilena said the team is hoping to play three matches a year in Hobart under a new deal, which I the same amount of games they play there now. The Kangaroos played their first match in Hobart back in 2012 when their first three-year deal began. However, at that time the side played just a pair of games per season in the island’ capital city. North Melbourne committed to more games in Tasmania last summer by signing a new two-year deal with the state-owned TT Line and Hobart City Council. Before making your next wager be sure to look over the up-to-date CrownBet AFL Odds and markets.
There has been speculation that once Hawthorn’s and North Melbourne’s contracts expired, the AFL would allow just one of the club to keep playing in Tasmania. It’s believed that the AFL wanted to see one team play as many as eight games a season in Tasmania starting in 2017. Ideally, four game each would be played in Hobart and at Aurora Stadium in Launceston. That idea could still turn out to be reality since the AFL has yet to comment on Hawthorn’s new five-year deal and how it will affects their plans. Have a look at the CrownBet AFL Odds this weekend before making a wager on the next round of footy matches.