The former home of the Atlanta Braves and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games begins its new chapter as the 24,000-seat home of Georgia State’s fledgling football program. This Sun Belt Conference team that has only been around since 2010 will try to carve out its own legacy. The first game is Thursday against Tennessee State. Read more and view photo here.
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Former Home of Atlanta Braves, Olympics Begins New Chapter
Georgia State Puts Finishing Touches on Braves’ Old Digs
As hard as they’ve worked in the weight room and on their skills during the summer, Georgia State’s football players have also put in plenty of work helping put the finishing touches on the team’s new home — the former home of the Altanta Braves. Read more and view photo here.
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Turner Field Redevelopment Plan Approved
Georgia State University will spend $52.8 million to buy and redevelop Turner Field and nearby properties. It’s a major step forward in the school’s plan to convert the baseball stadium into a football stadium as part of a mixed-use development and campus expansion. Read more and view photo here. View stadium site here.
Georgia State U. Buys Turner Field, Redevelopment Includes New Football and Baseball Stadiums
Atlanta and Fulton County have signed an agreement to sell Turner Field to Georgia State University for $30 million, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Thursday. Read more here and here.
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College Football for Turner Field?
Georgia State University is proposing repurposing Turner Field into a 30,000-seat football stadium and building another baseball stadium that will include Hank Aaron’s wall as part of the structure. Read more here. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves and Cobb County have substantially completed negotiations on five major agreements that are necessary before construction Continue reading