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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The future of the South Georgia Wildcats here in Albany will be decided Tuesday morning.

That's when Albany city commissioners are scheduled to discuss the 2010 contract renewal for the team. The team is asking for a five year binding agreement with a three year renewal option.

The new contract would also address sponsorship and how much is paid for each game. The Wildcats are requesting to pay a $2,400 all inclusive flat rate. Under the proposed contract, the city would no longer receive money from concessions and signage at the Albany Civic Center.

Instead, the company that owns the team agrees to make at least $15,000 in capital improvements to the Civic Center.

City leaders say the team has added tremendous value to South Georgia. Since 2005 the Wildcats have made an economic impact of more than $9-million.

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