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Wildcats face deadline to join new arena league

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The South Georgia Wildcats do not have a lot of time to meet the requirements for joining the newly formed Arena Football 1 League.

The league announced 16 teams on Monday and is expected to announce more next Friday.

In an email from AF one commissioner Jerry Kurz to WALB News 10 sports this afternoon, Kurz says Wildcats owner Silvio Fazzini has the rights to Albany for the new league until next Friday.

After that, Kurz says the Albany market is open.

The AF1 has told Fazzini he needs to get a lease for the Albany Civic Center and address some other issues in the team's organization in order to join the Arena Football 1 League.

Kurz says he expects Fazzini to have an AF1 team in Albany next year but if he doesn't the league has a back up plan in Guy Bucks Sports.

The group headed by an Atlanta investor has applied for teams in Macon and Albany.

D.J. Daniels represents the group and says they would love to have a team in Albany.

D.J. Daniels said. "We are interested in either or but with South Georgia having just played this past season. Then you would know that would be the most viable venue to want to look into."

Daniels says he will present the group's business plan to city of Albany on Friday as part of their lease negotiations with the city.

Kurz says the Guy Bucks Sports group has not paid the deposit nor did they attend the league meetings like Silvio Fazzini did in Tulsa.

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