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Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's a done deal. Tuesday morning, City Commissioners approved the Wildcats' contract after a week of what was sometimes contentious discussion.
Season number five is secure for the South Georgia Wildcats. "We're very happy it's over and we can focus on the 2009 season," said General Manager Darren McPhail.
The Wildcats re-negotiated the final year of a five year contract with the city. There were some big changes, that added up to about $180,000 in perks for the Wildcats.
Originally, the Wildcats wanted to sign a long term commitment in Albany. While that didn't happen, it still may be possible in the near future.
"I think we can work out some type of long-term agreement as long as the league survives, that they will use Albany as a home field," said Mayor Pro Tem Jon Howard.
"It will be nice, hopefully in the next setting, to talk about another five years," said McPhail. "That we can all get on the same page and go ahead and get out all the information that they need, so we can all be operating and looking at the same thing as we try to move forward."
Those talks could begin within the next three months, continuing the relationship between the city and the Wildcats.
Howard said, "Let's work for the betterment of the community and the betterment of the city to make sure that they will stay here for the next five years."
McPhail said, "The bottom line is commissioners and owners want us to be here."
As part of the contract, the city agrees to sponsor one game for the wildcats at a rate of $10,000. They did away with a rental fee and will only charge the team $2,300 per game for labor costs.
The Wildcats will also maintain operation of all concessions at the Civic Center and give the city 10 percent of their gross sales.