GOLD Coast chief executive Mark Evans believes south-east Queensland is firming as a leading destination to host an AFL quarantine hub.
As the League scours the country to determine ideal locations to house teams, Evans continued to push his region's case on Friday.
The AFL all but conceded on Wednesday that the hubs model would be the only way to resume the season in June or July.
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Evans said the Suns' Metricon Stadium was a no-brainer.
"I think it's a very, very strong chance but it will be subject to government and health authorities in Queensland and also the other states and what's available," Evans said.
"I would think the season may take many phases from here and the first one of those may be a hub system in winter and this looks like a pretty good place to have one from my point of view.
"I think it's the most logical way football can start earlier rather than later."
While Sydney and Greater Western Sydney have combined to push for New South Wales to house a quarantine hub, Evans said the Suns were dealing directly with the AFL.
"Two or three weeks ago we started planning towards what would happen for Metricon Stadium to host games," he said.
"Initially that plan was how we host individual games like we did in round one.
"We very quickly turned to how we would host multiple games in multiple days and what we'd need to do to prepare the ground for that and we've been doing that for the last month.
"Certainly (we) have had some discussions with the Lions. They don't control the operation of the Gabba and we've probably been a little but quicker because of our control of Metricon Stadium.
"Given that it probably puts a restart somewhere into the Australian winter, there's no better place in my view to restart football right here on the Gold Coast."
Evans added that the young Suns' side would be well placed to cope with the hubs environment after playing their first nine games away from home in 2018 due to the Commonwealth Games.