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Community weighs in on Turner Field future

Turner Field

With the Atlanta Braves scheduled to move to SunTrust Park in 2017, a local coalition is seeking community input as city officials are planning out the future of Turner Field.

Right now there are no firm plans for the former Olympic stadium and home of the Braves. One possibility that’s been floated for more than a year now: converting the stadium into the football home of Georgia State, an idea that seems to have some legs in the community.

At least, according to community input gathered by Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition, made up of neighborhood groups, businesses, residents, and other stakeholders in the communities surrounding Turner Field. You can take the survey and see the results here. Some of the ideas are predictably off the wall, and others make a lot of sense. Making over such a large plot of land close to downtown Atlanta is a unique opportunity.

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