Turner Field Sign
When the Atlanta Braves decided to move from Turner Field to SunTrust Park in Cobb County, a decision had not yet been made on what would happen to the old stadium. Yet the announcement came in August of 2016 that Georgia State University would purchase the field for use as its new football stadium. The school officially took ownership of Turner Field on December 31st, with plans to demolish and renovate the property in time for the opening of the Fall 2017 season.
Taking Down the Sign
Phoenix Crane was called to take down the iconic letters in the Turner Field sign on July 5th, 2017. Richard Elliot, a reporter with local news channel WSB-TV was live on the site taking video and talking about the history of the field. While most Atlantans are sad to see Turner Field go, many are excited for GSU’s project and what the new football stadium will provide for the area. The school allows the public to keep track of the new field’s progress HERE. No word yet on what is happening to the letters.