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Future of SG Wildcats remains in question

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Tuesday was the deadline for the team to sign a contract the city approved earlier this summer. They didn't sign it, however, and now there is no contract in place.

The Wildcats want to extend the contract they had. City leaders say that won't happen.

General Manager Ryan Nolen says the Wildcats want to remain in Albany, but they can't commit right now. He says the league will make a big announcement September 16th.  

"The city of Albany will understand better why we didn't meet contract deadline," said Nolen. "It wasn't that we did not want to sign the contract, we're actually very grateful to the commission, the commissioners and the city of Albany to allow us the opportunity to stay here another five years. We obtained information and we felt in good faith that we needed to go ahead and hold off on the contract. We did not want to be in a position to negatively affect Albany."  

Nolen says he's hopeful that the city will allow the contract for concessions operations at the Civic Center to be extended. He says he believes by September 29th, the league will know for certain the future of the Southwest Georgia Wildcats, and they can begin another round of negotiations with the city.

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