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RE: GSU eyes campus expansion with Turner Field
(04-09-2014 01:14 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  Since Atlanta is MLS bound a partnership with the new owners for say 22k seats expandable to 35k without any heavy lifting would be sweet and leave ample room for student housing and light commercial development (ie. bars and shops) and create a neat community.
MLS will be in the new Dome which makes it more vital for us to move to the Ted IMHO
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(04-09-2014 01:14 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  Since Atlanta is MLS bound a partnership with the new owners for say 22k seats expandable to 35k without any heavy lifting would be sweet and leave ample room for student housing and light commercial development (ie. bars and shops) and create a neat community.

MLS team will be in the new Dome. They're going to make it easily convertible to a ~30-40k seat stadium to make it work for an MLS team and not look cavernous and empty.
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Yeah I know but gag soccer should not be played on plastic.
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(04-09-2014 01:40 PM)eaglewraith Wrote:  MLS team will be in the new Dome. They're going to make it easily convertible to a ~30-40k seat stadium to make it work for an MLS team and not look cavernous and empty.

Also solving the Georgia State issue. I'd assume we would look at using the converted Dome for the same reason an MLS team will.
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(04-09-2014 01:46 PM)Tuscon Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 01:40 PM)eaglewraith Wrote:  MLS team will be in the new Dome. They're going to make it easily convertible to a ~30-40k seat stadium to make it work for an MLS team and not look cavernous and empty.

Also solving the Georgia State issue. I'd assume we would look at using the converted Dome for the same reason an MLS team will.

There is the matter of scheduling.
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(04-09-2014 02:19 PM)panama Wrote:  There is the matter of scheduling.

Proper contracts solve that issue. Especially if we can get this thing going and put butts in seats.
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(04-09-2014 02:19 PM)panama Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 01:46 PM)Tuscon Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 01:40 PM)eaglewraith Wrote:  MLS team will be in the new Dome. They're going to make it easily convertible to a ~30-40k seat stadium to make it work for an MLS team and not look cavernous and empty.

Also solving the Georgia State issue. I'd assume we would look at using the converted Dome for the same reason an MLS team will.

There is the matter of scheduling.

I've never paid attention to MLS before, but you're right. It looks like games are primarily on Saturday and run through the end of October. Add in the rapidly expanding Chick-fil-a kickoff weekend at the beginning of the season and the Dome schedule is getting awfully full.

Time to pull the trigger on Turner Field.
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I think Georgia State buying Turner Field is the best for everyone involved. Outside of Braves games that property is just a bunch of empty parking lots not producing much economic value. If Georgia State bought it and converted it into a football stadium, dorms, classrooms, shops, parks etc. all of a sudden it becomes a vibrant and attractive area. It's an easy walk to Georgia St's current campus and MARTA. Playing in the new Falcons Stadium would be great and awesome for big games. But Turner Field is Georgia St's chance to have a stadium of their own.
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(04-09-2014 02:32 PM)Klak Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 02:19 PM)panama Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 01:46 PM)Tuscon Wrote:  
(04-09-2014 01:40 PM)eaglewraith Wrote:  MLS team will be in the new Dome. They're going to make it easily convertible to a ~30-40k seat stadium to make it work for an MLS team and not look cavernous and empty.

Also solving the Georgia State issue. I'd assume we would look at using the converted Dome for the same reason an MLS team will.

There is the matter of scheduling.

I've never paid attention to MLS before, but you're right. It looks like games are primarily on Saturday and run through the end of October. Add in the rapidly expanding Chick-fil-a kickoff weekend at the beginning of the season and the Dome schedule is getting awfully full.

Time to pull the trigger on Turner Field.

Exactly. Looks like an overlap of 9 weeks with CFB. Gotta figure MLS will need at least 3 Saturday home games plus Chik Fil A.
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We already shuttle people to games at the Dome without any problems... I imagine shuttling folks to games at the TED would be no different, especially since we just got new shuttles.
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