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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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.
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.
The Turner Field area — now a stretch dominated by a stadium and parking lots — could be a denser more walkable community with a street grid much like what was lost decades ago through development of two stadiums and freeways. Read more here. View draft Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative here.
This season will be the Atlanta Braves’ last at Turner Field before they leave Downtown for SunTrust Park in Cobb County. And if new concessions at the ballpark are any indication, the team is going out with a bang. Read more here. View photo gallery of the “Burgerizza” (a mega bacon cheeseburger served between two 8-inch Freschetta pepperoni pizzas) and more food items here.
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
As baseball legend Hank Aaron was honored and the Atlanta Braves’ latest division banner was unveiled, the waving American flag flying over the scoreboard at Turner Field was caught on fire by fireworks bursting in air. Read more and view photo here.
When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space. Read more here.
The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday that they are planning to build a state-of-the-art ballpark that will open in Cobb County, about 14 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in time for the start of the 2017 season. The proposed stadium will be located on the northwest corner of the I-75 and I-285 intersection. Read more and watch announcement here. Visit HomeoftheBraves.com.
In ESPN The Magazine‘s Sept. 30 Franchise Issue, Rachel Ullrich takes a look at a number of few gut-busting food items available at six Major League Baseball ballparks. It’s early Tuesday morning, and we’re thinking PNC Park’s Brunch Burger would hit the spot right now! Read more here.
How about trying a classic, chocolate chip or peanut butter waffle with a side of hash browns at the ballpark? Well, now you can. Waffle House, one of the most iconic Southern institutions, has opened a concession stand at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. Read more here
Eric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. Read more and view photos here.