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Sunday May 3rd, 2015 10:01AM

GSU wants to buy Turner Field after Braves exit

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - Georgia State University has announced a proposal to buy Turner Field and nearby parking lots after the Atlanta Braves move to Cobb County.

University President Mark Becker said the redevelopment is expected to include a 30,000-seat football stadium, other athletic facilities, student housing, classrooms and green space. A private development company is also proposing a mixed-use area including hotels, housing and more.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in April that several developers including Georgia State University were interested in the property and that the city would preserve Hank Aaron's home run monument regardless of how the property is redeveloped.

The Braves' lease at Turner Field expires December 31, 2016.
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