Carrying The Flame
Turner Field, the former home of the Atlanta Braves and the 1996 Olympics, is now Georgia State’s. The acquisition of the hallowed ground promises to become the most transformative land deal in university history.
ATLANTA–Georgia State University, along with the Carter, Oakwood Development and Healey Weatherholtz joint venture, finalized the acquisition of the Turner Field site today (Jan. 5) and closed on the property.
ATLANTA–The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia today (Nov. 9) approved Georgia State University’s purchase of Turner Field from the Georgia State Foundation.
In a presentation to the state Board of Regents, Georgia State officials showed off what the stadium could look like as the new home for Panthers football. The project, to be completed in multiple phases, will create a new seating bowl initially with 23,000 seats with future plans for 10,000 additional seats. The school also is seeking naming rights partners.
Georgia State University could spend $47.8 million to buy and renovate Turner Field and nearby properties, converting the baseball stadium into a new football stadium as part of a mixed-use development and extension of Georgia State’s campus.
The Panthers hope to begin play in the ballpark next season, and the university could do so with relatively minor modifications while it develops a more extensive football-only redesign, two architects on the original stadium design team told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
ATLANTA — Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves and the 1996 Olympics, will get its “third life” when Georgia State University converts it to a college football stadium, Atlanta city leaders said Thursday.
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.
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