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

    Quote Originally Posted by TechAlum05 View Post
    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.
    As far as who Tech supports for entry, ULL, ULM and Ark. St. should never be considered. We shouldn't be looking to elevate the closer regional teams to our conference.

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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
    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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdog13 View Post
    As far as who Tech supports for entry, ULL, ULM and Ark. St. should never be considered. We shouldn't be looking to elevate the closer regional teams to our conference.
    Exactly! And they wont be.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TYLERTECHSAS View Post
    Exactly! And they wont be.
    Boom! Tyler gets it. That's like Home Depot TRYING to get a Lowes to open up across the street from them. It doesn't make a lick of sense.

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

    Georgia State University buys Turner Field

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

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    Georgia State University buys Turner Field



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    It appears they are also moving forward with their plans to turn the old site of Fulton County Stadium, which is now being used as parking for Turner Field, into the site of their new baseball stadium. I love the photo on the website showing the wall which follows the outline of the old stadium.

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

    These guys are able to get a home and home with Memphis. Does Memphis hate us that much or are we just that weak at scheduling?
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    Re: Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    It appears they are also moving forward with their plans to turn the old site of Fulton County Stadium, which is now being used as parking for Turner Field, into the site of their new baseball stadium. I love the photo on the website showing the wall which follows the outline of the old stadium.
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?vi...=18&ajaxhist=0

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

    My question is how full will they be able to get this thing.

    As for adding anyone, I don't keep track of budgets and markets, etc, but from the standpoint of quality of the football team, is Georgia State really who we'd want? Wouldn't Georgia Southern be better? Statesboro is no Atlanta, but I'd rather see a quality team than a huge market, tbh. Markets are cool and all, but we've already got SA, DFW, Miami, EP, Houston. Our best teams aren't from the big markets, and I'd rather see C-USA become more competitive on the field.

    This all being said, hopefully if/when C-USA needs to add more teams it'll be us they're having to replace

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

    Quote Originally Posted by techdawg28 View Post
    My question is how full will they be able to get this thing.

    As for adding anyone, I don't keep track of budgets and markets, etc, but from the standpoint of quality of the football team, is Georgia State really who we'd want? Wouldn't Georgia Southern be better? Statesboro is no Atlanta, but I'd rather see a quality team than a huge market, tbh. Markets are cool and all, but we've already got SA, DFW, Miami, EP, Houston. Our best teams aren't from the big markets, and I'd rather see C-USA become more competitive on the field.

    This all being said, hopefully if/when C-USA needs to add more teams it'll be us they're having to replace
    I think capacity will only be about 30,000

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