Young Tasmanian footballers listen to Gillon McLachlan at the announcement of a 19th AFL team in Tasmania at North Hobart Oval on May 3, 2023. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

A $70M high-performance training centre for Tasmania's AFL team is slated to be constructed at parklands on the eastern shore of Hobart.

The state government on Friday announced Rosny Parklands was the chosen site for the facility, which will include two ovals and a coaching and administrative base. 

The government says the centre will be completed by 2026 for the team's expected 2028 start in the League. 

Tasmania was granted the AFL's 19th licence in May, contingent on the construction of a new roofed waterfront stadium at Macquarie Point in Hobart. 

The high performance centre will support AFL, AFLW, VFL and VFLW players along with youth and academy programs. 

"It will represent a symbol of the club’s ambitions and values," Stadia and Events minister Nic Street said. 

"We’re confident players and staff will embrace this location.

"It is close to the city and the airport, has great amenities nearby and will make the team highly visible." 

Rosny Parklands has been chosen as the location for Tasmania's AFL club's $70m High Performance Centre. Picture: Supplied

The state government has pledged $60 million towards the build with the AFL contributing $10 million. 

The site was a unanimous choice of the club's steering committee which includes government, AFL and Tasmanian Football Club representatives. 

A main training ground is planned to be built at the southern end of Rosny Parklands with a secondary oval at Charles Hand Park.

A master plan for the site must still be developed, with consultation to occur between the Clarence City Council and Tasmanian Football Club.

The Clarence bid was chosen ahead of a proposal from a different council in Hobart's south.


The club plans to reveal its name and colours and launch membership options in March.

The Macquarie Point stadium proposal, which carries a $715 million price tag, has proven divisive.

Two state Liberal MPs quit the party in May over a lack of transparency around the stadium and team deal, plunging the government into minority. 

The stadium plan faces assessment by the state's planning commission and must then be voted through both houses of parliament.