Graham Drury heads for his first speedway promoters' conference as Birmingham boss eager to receive confirmation of next season's team-building criteria.
Drury, who has been involved at Premier League level for the last two seasons with Workington, says that he is looking forward to constructing a team from scratch whereas his previous Comets line-ups contained several riders carried over from the regime of previous boss Ian Thomas.
But owner Tony Mole immediately indicated that his move to re-open the Brummies would not be to the detriment of his operation at Derwent Park, meaning that Birmingham must establish their own asset base.
He has yet to confirm who will be running Workington and therefore who will have first choice of the Comets' assets, although that issue is expected to be resolved at the conference in Coventry on Friday.
That would then give Drury the option of using the assets not required at Derwent Park but he will undoubtedly need to bring in several fresh faces for the coming season.
Names heavily linked with the club include Wolverhampton's American stalwart Ronnie Correy, who was ready to move down to the Premier League last winter, as well as his fellow countryman Brent Werner - an asset of Mole's promotion but virtually certain not to be involved at Workington when the new season starts.
Drury said: "I've always said this is a great opportunity for me to start with a blank sheet of paper at Birmingham and I stand by that.
"But, at the same time, it means I have to play a waiting game in terms of what riders may become available from other clubs."
The extent of rider movement will depend largely on the points limit. Last year, that was set at 33 for the top five riders, with teams completing their line-ups with two graded British youngsters.
If a similar limit is agreed upon for 2007, it will force several of the higher-placed teams from this year's League table into a number of changes.
The promoters are expected to issue a full statement explaining any changes at the end of the three-day conference on Sunday evening.
Drury and Mole will then meet the fans for the first time, with a public forum at Perry Barr already set for Wednesday November 29.
The Brummies' gala opening night will be on Wednesday March 14, with six-times world champion Ivan Mauger, of New Zealand, among the special guests who will be present.
Elite League arrangements will also be clarified this weekend. Wolverhampton and Coventry are eager to start their team-building, although neither are expected to make radical changes.
The controversial tactical-ride regulation, which allows teams to nominate riders for double-points when they are more than eight points in arrears, is certain to be debated by promoters.
The regulation is far from universally popular among administrators while a recent survey of supporters published in the sport's main magazine, Speedway Star, produced a landslide result with more than 90 per cent of respondents wanting the rule to be scrapped.