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    Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    A $300 million development project.

    They also want to build a baseball stadium in the same footprint as the old Fulton County Stadium.

    This should make Champ967 very happy.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/colle...to-foot/nfq8R/

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    A $300 million development project.

    They also want to build a baseball stadium in the same footprint as the old Fulton County Stadium.

    This should make Champ967 very happy.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/colle...to-foot/nfq8R/
    Yes. Just reading that piece gave me countless waves of indescribable pleasure.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    Yes. Just reading that piece gave me countless waves of indescribable pleasure.
    If Georgia State can pull this off, they'd without a doubt be next in line for C-USA.

    Vision concept:
    http://media.bizj.us/view/img/262853...2014-05-05.pdf

    Here's a few images.








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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    If Georgia State can pull this off, they'd without a doubt be next in line for C-USA.
    Georgia State already has a comparable endowment ($112 million), student body size (32,087 students), U.S. News Ranking (207-270 National), and large metropolitan area (Atlanta) to many of the new members of Conference USA. This would be the cherry on top for that university.
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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by TechAlum05 View Post
    Georgia State already has a comparable endowment ($112 million), student body size (32,087 students), U.S. News Ranking (207-270 National), and large metropolitan area (Atlanta) to many of the new members of Conference USA. This would be the cherry on top for that university.
    And a $26 million athletic budget.

    You are right. They are probably next in line even without landing this deal.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    And a $26 million athletic budget.

    You are right. They are probably next in line even without landing this deal.
    The only four teams I would consider from the Sun Belt Conference would be Georgia State, Arkansas State, UL-Lafayette, and South Alabama.

    South Alabama is less than 100 miles from Southern Miss, so S. Alabama might be out due to locational reasons. Arkansas State might claim the Memphis market, but there are still issues with student body size, endowment, and U.S. News Ranking.

    Compared to UL-Lafayette, Georgia State has a larger athletics budget, larger endowment, comparable U.S. News Ranking, double the student body size, and a much larger media market than Lafayette could ever boast. Georgia State plugs a huge hole in the southeast and gives C-USA access to the largest metro area in the southeast outside of Miami. To me, Georgia State is the most logical choice for a C-USA spot should a spot open up in the near future.
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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Appy State budget was projected to increase to $20M very soon. Not sure where that places them on the list.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by hookdown View Post
    Appy State budget was projected to increase to $20M very soon. Not sure where that places them on the list.
    Still well behind. Those other schools have $25-35MM budgets.

    http://www.latechbbb.com/forum/showt...=1#post1328498

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Thank goodness we had BVDV, who got us into C-USA.
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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    Thank goodness we had BVDV, who got us into C-USA.
    Fruit Baskets got us into CUSA.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdog13 View Post
    Fruit Baskets got us into CUSA.
    ....thought it was those Louisiana pecans.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    That's a great plan, I hope its followed through. The design is a win-win for Georgia State and Atlanta.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Someone just jumped to the front of the line for possible C-USA targets if realignment occurs again.

    The deal for Georgia State to purchase Turner Field has been completed.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    This isn't as good of a geographical fit but Northern Illinois should be considered. I'm not saying definitely invite them but they might be worth a look.

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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdog13 View Post
    This isn't as good of a geographical fit but Northern Illinois should be considered. I'm not saying definitely invite them but they might be worth a look.
    NIU is (assuming no westward push) near the top of my list as a replacement program for the AAC. They'd be a good get for either conference and they're apparently interested in a change.

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