The Tasmanian Football Taskforce is confident of a successful bid to enter a franchise into the A-League.
The taskforce, set to be bolstered by a naming rights sponsor, say the inclusion of Tasmania United FC will add increased credibility to football's national competition.
TFT official Ken Morton said the A-League would become a far more "national" competition than rivals AFL and NRL if Tasmania was granted a licence.
"I think it should give us (Tasmania) the edge, just being in Tasmania gives it a real A-League, a real Australian football league," Morton told Fox Sports.
"The whole of Tasmania is behind it. They want to see us compete at national level."
Morton said they were "very close" to closing a deal with a potential naming rights sponsor.
"Today we had good news regarding the major investor and once that is finalised in the next few days I think you will see our bid progress very aggressively," he said.