The university intends to retrofit Turner Field into a 30,000 seat open-air football stadium and build a new baseball field on the site of the former Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, incorporating the wall where Hank Aaron hit his record-breaking 715th home run.
Additional retail and student housing development is also planned for the parking areas surrounding Turner Field.
The center flame is an eternal flame in honor of the first president, George Sparks, and represents flames of scholarship and the burning of Atlanta.
is the head administrator and is appointed and overseen by the Georgia Board of Regents.
Construction took place between 19 and cost about million.
For its first four decades, the school was treated as an offsite department of its parent institution--Georgia Tech until 1947, and UGA after 1947.
Accordingly, its chief executive was called a director.
On August 18, 2016, Georgia State and the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority reached a tentative purchase agreement for Turner Field, and the purchase and redevelopment plan was approved by the Board of Regents on November 9, 2016.
Over a year later, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the merger of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College, a 2-year college with 5 campuses.