Bats at the Bicentennial Center may sound like a new musical, but it's actually an infestation the center's been dealing with for decades.
"They are behind the bleachers, so they aren't in public view," general manager Chris Bird said.
Their removal is part of the new management team, Global Spectrum's, plans to renovate the building.
To try and fix the problem the city commission approved spending $35,000 dollars to hire a company to remove that bats.
"It's part of the bigger plan to fix the place up and bring it to up to a modern facility that people want to bring their events to," Bird said.
The commission says the money to remove the bats, as well as the whole renovation project will be paid for in the savings Global Spectrum will bring at the Bicentennial Center.
The city says the bats could pose some possible health concerns, but commissioner Aaron Householter says the clean up is more about comforting the public's mind.
"I think just the idea that outdoor animals on the inside is not a good thing," Householter said. "I think it's more of a perceived health issue than probably a real health issue."
Bird says the company hired will put cones that allow the bats to fly out, but not back in. They'll also seal the openings the bats are flying through and monitor the situation for a year.
Global Spectrum would not allow Eyewitness News inside the facility to get video of where the bats are located.