The Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) was established by the Government in 1985 to provide specialised sports programs and services and is under the management of a Board. It has two bases; the Silverdome complex in Prospect, Launceston, which was a purpose built facility and is shared with the northern office of Sport and Recreation Tasmania; and Technopark in Dowsing Point, Hobart. In addition, the TIS Hockey Program is located out of The Tasmanian Hockey Centre in New Town, Hobart. The TIS operates with a mix of State and Federal Government funding and sponsorship from the business sector. The TIS operates as part of Sport and Recreation Tasmania, which is a business unit within the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.