Agency picks Georgia State for Turner Field redevelopment

The winning bidders — i.e. the expected buyers — of Turner Field are now official.

Turner Field

Turner Field. Brant Sanderlin/STAFF

On Monday, the government authority that owns The Ted made official what has long been deemed inevitable: choosing the plan that would convert the stadium into an arena for Georgia State Panthers football and create a new mixed-use community south of I-20.

The area has been in limbo since the Braves announced in late 2013 their plans to leave downtown for a new ballpark in Cobb County. Georgia State and a development team led by Atlanta real estate firm Carter have been the most visible would-be buyers. Two little-known groups also bid, and casinos have been rumored.

There’s still a lot of work to be done before a deal is final, and many details still haven’t been disclosed.

The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority says a final deal will likely be reached in 30 days. And The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will continue to dig in the days and weeks ahead to learn more about the the development plans for the 67-acre site.

To learn about how it came to this, check out some of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s past coverage of the ballpark and the process to sell it.

Braves plan to build new stadium in Cobb

Developers, Georgia State make pitch for Turner Field

Is Georgia State Downtown Atlanta’s savior?

For Turner Field neighbors, a time of cautious hope

At tense meeting, details of Turner Field future sale revealed

Georgia State, two smaller groups bid for Turner Field

Turner Field goes to Georgia State




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The deal was done long before the faux competition. It was made between University System Chancellor Huckaby, Governor Deal, and Governor Deal's new friend His Dishonor The Mayor. The end result is that the State taxpayers bail out City of Atlanta and Fulton County taxpayers.