Georgia State unveiled its $80 million facilities master plan today on its website with the purpose of providing its 19 varsity programs the best places to play and the best experience for fans, according to athletic director Cheryl Levick.
The cost to complete the plans, which include a renovation of the Sports Arena and new stadiums for baseball, softball, soccer and both volleyball teams, is expected to rise.
Money and land, which isn’t included in the cost, are the two biggest obstacles to completion.
Georgia State would like the stadiums to be as close to downtown as possible. Panthersville, where many of the outdoor sports play, is 15 miles from campus.
Finding suitable land at a price that doesn’t exceed the state-mandated appraised value, is the next step in the process.
Paying for the projects will come from different sources, but Georgia State would prefer to pay for it through donations. James Greenwell, executive senior associate