“One was the fact that they want to walk in and it’s a football stadium, it’s not a baseball stadium turned into a football stadium. What used to be home plate is now an end-zone corner. TexasBob.com. @FieldTurf pic.twitter.com/0pOEZt6PeS. It serves as a football stadium. What an amazing time it is. “To build our team meeting rooms and auditorium, a strength and conditioning center, a training room, and really all kind of connect that to where the Braves locker room is.”. The school said the Olympic cauldron will remain on site. The high school sophomore quarterback has the game to live up to his famous name. “And then all of the sudden, this property and this project came about, and gave us the opportunity to have our own stadium, and so it’s one of those no-brainer situations, if you will, if you can figure out how to use it and make it work.

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. “From a physical construction standpoint, we took out both dugouts,” Cobb said. The first game at the stadium is Thursday night against Tennessee State.

Business | March 29, 2017 Cobb adds that the school having its own stadium will be a valuable recruiting tool when it comes to appealing to local talent. The development promises to be the culmination of three decades of expansion that have seen the university bust out of the small footprint that once confined it to five blocks along Decatur Street. So, what did the city do with the old baseball field? And the second thing, frankly from a vantage standpoint, is we wanted it to say ‘Georgia State,’ and certainly celebrate the history of the Olympics, celebrate the history of the Braves, but we wanted the stadium to say Georgia State.”, New permanent grandstands cover what used to be right field.

Thank God they didn't knock this place down before I got to sit behind home plate. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. “We really had two objectives for people,” GSU athletics director Charlie Cobb told SB Nation in a phone interview. The overriding idea is to get rid of the asphalt wasteland that isolated Turner Field from the rest of the city and to replace it with a dense urban village anchored by education and athletics.

Turner Field, the Braves’ home of the past 20 years, is now the Georgia State football team’s stadium. Previously, Georgia State’s football team played in the Georgia Dome, which they had been doing so since the Panthers’ first season in 2010. It’s the culmination of so many individuals’ hard work and effort they put forth. Turner Field was sold to Georgia State University, along with a private development team, for $30 million last November. However it materializes, it’s clear Turner Field will be transformational for Georgia State. In 2017, the team moved northwest to SunTrust Park. Center Parc Stadium (formerly Georgia State Stadium) is a college football stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.