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Georgia State announces new basketball venue near former Turner Field

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The 8,000-seat facility will play host to Panthers basketball, conferences, concerts, and commencement

Looking down the field during the game from the south endzone.
GSU moved into the former Turner Field last season.
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Last fall, Georgia State University opened its football season in a new—technically retrofitted—venue, marking a major moment for Panthers athletics.

Now, plans are in the works to give the Panthers’s basketball team new digs as well.

According to the Saporta Report, the state is aiming to provide bond support for the development of an 8,000-seat arena and convocation center just south of Interstate 20, near GSU Stadium. The facility will house basketball games for the school, as well as commencement, concerts, and conferences.

Slated to cost about $80 million, the 200,000-square-foot building would rise on a former parking lot along Capitol Avenue at Fulton Street—across from the large Ramada Inn.

An aerial view of the site with the interstate behind.
The site for the arena, just south of Interstate 20 and downtown.
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The project is one piece of a massive, planned transformation for this section of the Summerhill neighborhood.

Over the course of several years (or more), developer Carter and Georgia State University will build out a sprawling mixed-use campus on the former parking lots for Turner Field.

When complete, the project will bring housing, park space, athletics facilities, and academic spaces to the neighborhood.

Old buildings along Georgia Avenue, stretching toward Grant Park, are currently getting new life as retail spaces.

There’s no indication yet as to when the new convocation center will be finished.

Turner Field

755 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 404 522 7630 Visit Website

Georgia State University

33 Gilmer Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 404 413 2000 Visit Website