Turner Field’s outfield seats removed in Georgia State Stadium transition

As the transition continues, the former Turner Field site is quickly looking less and less like the former home of the Braves.

Georgia State University’s soon-to-be new home for football is rapidly taking shape, and looking less like the Turner Field that Atlanta Braves fans know.

Georgia State Stadium is on a tight schedule, and according to the school, “barring unforeseen events, the Panthers intend to play the 2017 football season in the new stadium.”

Financed by institutional resources and private fundraising, the facility will be multi-use and open year-round for athletics and non-sports related events. Construction started almost immediately after the sale of the properties were finalized to GSU back on January 5.

The Turner Field site will become the home of the Panthers football program, while the former Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium site, that was most recently a parking lot, will once again be used to play baseball.

GSU will use the base path from the old stadium where Hank Aaron hit his 715th, and the Atlanta Braves won the 1995 World Series for NCAA Division One baseball in the Sun Belt Conference.





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Blake Silvers is an editor at the Rome News-Tribune, and a contributor at Fansided. His work frequently appears on, and he has also written for Bleacher Report in the past.