Turner Field Draws Interest from GSU

Turner Field

Georgia State University has established itself as a major player in the Atlanta real estate market over the past few years, scooping up major assets like 55 Park Place for its new law school and administrative offices. GSU is one of the fastest growing colleges in the South and they are doing everything they can to accommodate the growing number of students on campus each semester, whether it be student housing, green space, classroom and laboratory facilities, or extracurricular activity centers.

It appears as though GSU could have its sights set on another major piece of Atlanta property – Turner Field. Sources from GSU have confirmed that they are considering how the Turner Field project could ultimately be redeveloped to serve a useful purpose to the school. GSU President Dr. Mark Becker says that he sees a lot of potential in the property.

One of the most obvious uses of Turner Field for GSU would be to convert the Olympic-style baseball stadium into the new home for the GSU football team. Members of the Organized Neighbors of Summerhill, the organization comprised of homeowners in the areas immediately surround Turner Field that voted against joining Fulton County in an effort to convince the Braves to stay after their November announcement, are against the use of the land as another sports venue, however. Members of this organization are hopefully that the project will be redeveloped into something that will make the area a nice place to live again, like an amphitheater or high-end office space.

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