Fremantle's historic grand final appearance will help the club top $50 million in turnover for the first time, with membership, television viewers and overall levels of support hitting record highs in 2013.
Buoyed by a record year on the field, the Dockers had already broken their record $46 million 2012 revenue by the end of the home-and-away season.
Merchandise sales of nearly $1 million last month alone pushed projections beyond $50 million. The result is likely to lift them into the top five highest-earning clubs in the competition when all figures are in.
Collingwood led the way last year with a turnover of almost $70 million.
The Dockers also signed a record 44,007 members in 2013 and chief executive Steve Rosich said early signs were that number would rise again next year, with renewals beginning yesterday and new applications being accepted from Monday.
"One of the outcomes of that record season on the field is a record season off the field," he said.
"We're going through our budget process right now for 2014, but based on the level of inquiry we had through September, and that's continued to October, we are a good chance to break last year's record … which actually is four years of consecutive growth to date for membership.
"We have in the order of just over 2000 people who have requested information over the last six weeks to join the football club for season 2014. We're anticipating growth in not only membership but also attendance.
"Early indications are, from our discussions with the AFL, that our fixture is likely to include more blockbuster games against bigger, higher-drawing clubs.
"That holds us in good stead."
The Dockers have been reasonably active so far in this year's trade period, with free agent Colin Sylvia joining the club from Melbourne on a three-year deal and 2008 Hawthorn premiership star Xavier Ellis also being considered.
Essendon's Scott Gumbleton and de-listed Geelong forward James Podsiadly also have been linked with Fremantle.
Gumbleton and Ellis flew to Perth this week to meet Dockers officials.
However, Rosich said the club would keep long-term sustainability in mind during all trade discussions, rather than throw everything at the chance of a flag in 2014.
"We take a long-term view with respect to our list management model," he said.
"Invariably that's broken up into a 12-month, three-year and five-year horizon."
Fremantle have only one coaching vacancy to fill for 2014 and are speaking to several experienced coaches across the State.