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Waves roll out of Albany

March 27, 2003

The City of Albany is waving bye-bye to the South Georgia Waves.

South Atlantic League owners on Monday approved owner David Heller's bid to play the 2003 season in Columbus.

Columbus was home to the Redstixx for 12 seasons until the team moved to Eastlake, Ohio for the 2003 season.

The Waves only moved to Albanya from Wilmington,North Carolina only one year ago when David Heller purchased the team.

He pledged to make Albany the Waves home for three years but two months ago, Heller signed a deal to move his club to Evansville Indiana next year.

When he did, Albany told Heller if he wanted to play here this year he would have to pay the rent he owed for the second half of last season and a 26-thousand dollar utility bill.

The utility bill angered Heller who did pay it last week so he could play in Columbus.

The Waves open the season in ten days in Charleston, South Carolina.

Their first game in Columbus is April 7th.


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