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New GSU baseball stadium to be built at former Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium site

ATLANTA — Georgia State is getting a new baseball stadium thanks to a Tuesday vote.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the construction of the stadium on Tuesday. It will be built on the GSU green lot, which is currently the site of the former Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

GSU estimates that the cost of the project will be around $16 million.

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The Panthers baseball team currently plays 12 miles from campus in DeKalb County. The seating capacity is only 500, there are limited restrooms and the press box is small. The university says it doesn’t fit the needs of the fans and it hurts their attendance and players.

“We thank the Board of Regents and staff for their support,” Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb said. “There is a lot of work ahead, but this is a very exciting day for Georgia State Athletics. A new, modern facility on campus, accessible to our students and fans and convenient for our student-athletes will be a tremendous boost to the baseball program.”

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The new stadium will hold 1,000 fans and have space for more concessions, restrooms and a bigger press box.

“This location would be easily accessible to students, faculty, and staff, and is serviced by the Panther bus shuttle service,” the university says.

The Hank Aaron statue in front of Center Parc Credit Union Stadium will be moved over to the baseball site.

The proposal says funding would come from donations to the GSU Athletic Association and GSU Foundation.

The stadium is expected to be completed by February 2026.

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