North Melbourne wants to bump up it’s ‘home’ games in Hobart from three to four next season, and have put in the fixture request to the AFL.
Roos chief executive Carl Dilena spoke to AFL.com.au about the request, and said they’re open to expanding their current agreement with Blundstone Arena.
“Our partner, TT-Line, is very keen for a fourth game and they always have been,” Dilena said.
“They want to make sure that they can fill up the year with games. They see it as too long a gap between games at the moment with only three, so they would like a more complete season.
“We’re happy to consider that with them. If it’s possible for the AFL to do it with the fixture and the new stadium arrangements and if it makes sense for us, well then let’s have a look at what the model looks like.
“We have to make sure that it works for all parties involved and, most importantly, our members.”
North Melbourne have played 18 games at the stadium since 2012, winning 14 of them, including their past five.
The Roos recorded victories over Carlton, GWS and West Coast at Blundstone this season, with the Giants and Eagles both finishing above the Roos in the top eight.
Their current contract with Hobart runs out in 2021.