Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Georgia State eyeing Turner Field for site of new football stadium.

Georgia State University is reportedly interested in redeveloping Turner Field for a football stadium and other uses when the Atlanta Braves move out. The school has teamed up with Atlanta-based real estate developer Carter to present a $300 million redevelopment plan for the site, which the Braves are scheduled abandon for a new stadium in Cobb County, Ga. in 2017.

The plan calls for the Turner Field site to be redeveloped as a 30,000 football stadium, along with a baseball complex, student housing, retail and additional (assumably non-student) residential space.

The Georgia State Panthers football team currently play in the Georgia Dome. The team played its first season in 2010, and moved up to the FBS as a member of the Sun Conference in 2013.

(via The Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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