Turner Field is ours!

TurnerFieldLast updated: Dec. 21 at 5:50 p.m.

Georgia State has teamed up with Carter and Oakwood Development to claim the home of the Braves.

Roughly two months after the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA) put Turner Field up for sale, the partnership’s $300 million bid to redevelop The Ted has been accepted, according to a statement from AFCRA.

The 67-acre plot will soon give rise to student housing, shops and restaurants, while the ballpark is retrofitted to accommodate some Panther Football action.

Georgia State President Mark Becker said in a statement that he’s glad Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been supportive throughout the bidding process. Now it’s time to get the ball rollin.’

“This decision demonstrates the confidence the Fulton County Recreation Authority and the Mayor have in our ability to achieve our vision for the site,” he said. “There is a great deal of work to be done, and we are fully prepared to move forward.”

Becker said this “transformational” process will continue to consult Turner Field’s neighboring residents.

“We embrace our responsibility to work closely with community and civic leaders in getting it done,” he said.

Georgia State’s Student Government Association President Sebastian Parra said he’s proud of the school’s leadership for pushing forward with the acquisition plans during the competitive bidding process.

“The Georgia State proposal made the most sense and it respected Turner Field’s historic significance to the city,” he said.

Carter President Scott Taylor said there’s still a lot of work to be done to finalize the sale, but he’s grateful for the city’s efforts to reimagine the old stadium neighborhood and surrounding areas.

“We believe the repositioning of Turner Field will be transformational for Atlanta, and we are eager to get started,” he said in a statement sent to The Signal.

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