GSU to Buy Turner Field, Showcase Better Athletics than Current Occupants

On Tuesday, Georgia State University was announced as the new owner of Turner Field. GSU will redevelop the area within five years, adding student housing, new football and baseball facilities

There’s many things to like about the deal:

  • GSU will partner with real estate firm Carter to buy the property
  • Carter has a growing and decent list of student residential developments
  • GSU has an excellent history of developing Atlanta for the better (maybe former President Patton will serve as an adviser for the Turner Field work?)
  • The neighborhood will finally have a grocery store and 70 acres that are used for more than four hours 81 times a year
  • GSU’s baseball team and football teams all had much better win percentages than the Braves (both Panthers teams will relocate to the Turner Field site)

The announcement from AFCRA–the body that currently owns the venue–caps off what has likely been the most seminal year in GSU’s history. GSU’s run in the NCAA tournament brought national fame to the school, going to it’s first football bowl game in program history, the first capital campaign and the merger of GSU/GPC means Georgia State’s future is brighter than it has ever been.


  1. gt7348b says:

    I can’t believe there are no comments with this group who read this blog. At least the proposal says it will preserve our Olympic stadium and GSU does have a good track record of redevelopment. I just hope it doesn’t include the crazy AMT maglev from Tony Morris

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    I like the preservation of the Olympic Stadium.

    I feel for the students that will each pay $500 for it and GSU teams without even getting a PSL.

  3. Demonbeck says:

    What is GSU going to do with Paulson Stadium? It seems kind of odd for them to have to go all the way up to Atlanta from Statesboro to play football and baseball games.

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