ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plans to make an announcement amid reports that Turner Field, the stadium built for the 1996 Olympic Games and later converted into a baseball stadium for the Atlanta Braves, will be renovated for use by Georgia State University.
Reed’s office said in a statement that the news conference is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at the stadium just south of downtown Atlanta.
Reed tells WSB-TV that Georgia State plans to convert Turner Field into a football stadium for the school in a project that will also involve building a new baseball field, student housing, shops and restaurants nearby.
Reed tells the Atlanta station that Georgia State has committed at least $200 million toward redevelopment of the 70-acre site.
The Braves will stop using the stadium after this season.
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