Look at the map and let me hear your plans for Georgia State

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Forgive me, but I wanted to try something.

Above is a link to a google map of the area around the southeast of Georgia State. I thought it might be fun just to take a look around and see what might suitable for the new facilities that the athletics department would like to build.

In a pie in the sky exercise, looking at the map what do you think would be best, based upon the empty lots you see on this map. Let’s say you can’t destroy buildings, unless you know they are vacant (such as the candy factory down the street from the football practice facility).

And if anyone can figure out how I can cut and paste this map directly into the blog, let me know.

Doug Roberson, AJC

28 comments Add your comment


June 1st, 2012
7:56 pm

Seems like plenty of room if the price is right. Would love a small, cozy baseball stadium downtown with a big green wall like Fenway. Go Panthers! Exciting times. Thanks Doug for your coverage.


June 1st, 2012
8:22 pm

Close Memorial between Fraser and Connally, reroute Memorial north to MLK (Parallel Connector). Purchase lots between Connally, Fraiser, MLK and Woodward…Done!! Or, (more aggressive) DON’T close and reroute, Memorial, Purchase the lots between MLK, Fraser, and Martin, and simply build the facilities DIRECTLY over the connector (adjacent to the DOT parking lot) making the connector tunnel about a block and a half longer.


June 1st, 2012
10:04 pm

I can’t begin to guess where they will have a baseball stadium, but i agree with PantherMike that a small cozy downtown stadium would have a really cool feel. I also believe that it would increase baseball attendance just by having a stadium near campus. Looking forward to the future. Thanks for the coverage, keep it up

A person SMART enough to know......

June 1st, 2012
10:10 pm

WOW a college has the MONEY to buy a Big City Block? Not going to happen. Hit the HOOD on the West MARTA LINE……………Ron Curry is rolling in his grave that GaState doesn’t have a Real Estate man that couldn’t get a DEAL and write CHECKS to have this DONE. Ron would have had the land BEFORE GaState tried to make this expansion. It would have been done LONG before the WORLD/City knew to PIMP the PRICE.

RON CURRY we miss you…………………………….

GSU to PAC12

June 1st, 2012
10:39 pm

A person SMART enough to know......

June 1st, 2012
10:55 pm

PAC 12?

You are SMOKING more pot than a UGa stupident-Afflete.


GSU to PAC12

June 1st, 2012
11:19 pm

I guess it’s true what they say about idiots and sarcasm. Goodnight.

A person SMART enough to know......

June 1st, 2012
11:57 pm

GSU to PAC12……..I guess it is true what they say…….A FOOL and His Money Will Soon Be Parted.


June 2nd, 2012
8:18 am

In Manuel’s Tavern there is an over 120 year old map of Atlanta. On the map there is a site listed as Atlanta’s Baseball Field. I believe it is located near Mechanicsville and within sight of downtown. It would be kind of cool if GSU researched this and if practical, built on the site of what I think is Atlanta’s first dedicated baseball field.


June 2nd, 2012
11:33 am

Thanks for the continued coverage Doug! I believe we will all be pleasantly surprised with the final results of our athletic facility upgrades. Good night and good riddance to Ole Panthersville!


June 2nd, 2012
7:20 pm

Anyone cares about ga state sports?

Where will they play football when dome is demolished?

The level of care for football in GA is

ga southern
High schools
Ga state

Walking with a Panther

June 2nd, 2012
9:07 pm

Wow!! The jealousy of southern fans is funny. Its cool though. Keep hating. Nobody cares about you. State fans are not even looking at you we’ll looking PASS you.

GSU to PAC12

June 2nd, 2012
10:30 pm

Trolls Gonna Troll. Sad, really.


June 3rd, 2012
12:45 am

Southern fans feel bold because of all the bickering our fans continue to do. Stop feeding these trolls. They are on every GSU blog site and message board on a daily basis. It’s pretty flattering actually.

Fact is, we’re FBS while they can continue to beg for an invite. Have fun playing PEE WEE BALL…sucks being you!


June 3rd, 2012
12:50 am

I’m struggling to keep hope alive. What are we gonna do? PODUNK town, but of course we’re claiming a city that’s an hour away. Lol, hey, gotta do what we gotta do, right?

Sun Belt, plllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeeee invite us. I know we talked about how great FCS was over FBS…ok, you got us, we were LYING because we knew GSU was going to pass us.

It’s the big three and then everybody else. KSU will pass us to!


June 3rd, 2012
12:57 am

Hey guys, I loathe GSU, but I’m always on their message board scouring for information and then run back and tell all. See, like our fan base, I’m a big time loser!

You guys did in TWO short years what we have yet to do in 30! It’s so bad we’re talking about some fictitious WAC-E! Sun Belt, where art thou???????????


A person SMART enough to know......

June 3rd, 2012
7:37 am

that being a lifetime virgin isn’t so bad when you can be an Internet tough guy too.


June 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

What did I tell you? The first thing this troll does when he gets up is comment on a GSU blog. That shows who’s #winning! Go Panthers!


June 3rd, 2012
8:56 am

Hey I’m up early posting on GSU’s message at about the same time the troll above started posting. Ok, you caught me!

It’s just that I can’t take it. We thought we had nothing to worry about and then out of no where: beep beep, GSU passed us by at speeds never before seen. I should have gone to GSU!

Everyone that didn't go to G-S-U is G-A-Y!

June 3rd, 2012
3:44 pm

I think Internet trolling is a pretty cool guy. eh trolls GSU’s blog because GSU jumped to FBS and doesn’t afraid of anything.

8-Year Plan

June 3rd, 2012
4:30 pm



June 4th, 2012
10:57 am

Simple fact when you buy land in Atlanta the premiums comes in many forms one being the historical significance to every brick in the Metro area. Ga State Univ. developing land in Atlanta pushes drug trafficking, prostitution, robbery and other crime (IE Ft Street Apts) away. I am not sure why Mayor Kasim Reed can’t see this and put some Gov’t power behind Ga State seizing property that has historically been a hot bed of criminal activity.

Jee S. You

June 4th, 2012
1:21 pm

THe better parcel are north of that area – right around Irwin, Hillyard and Old Wheat St. Plenty of unused land there – some of which GSU already owns.

A person SMART enough to know.....

June 5th, 2012
10:53 pm

I hate myself and I am barely just barely hanging on to reality. My sister, my mother, my sister, my mother…


June 6th, 2012
1:59 am

Doug, this might be a bit late, but here’s some instructions on how to embed a Google map into your blog: https://support.google.com/maps/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=72644

Just in case you end up writing a similar article for GA Southern’s new facilities in around 8 years or so, I suggest using this map of Statesboro: http://mhpbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/herebedragons1.gif

In the mean time, keep up the good work w/the GSU coverage! Go Panthers.

A person SMART enough to know......

June 6th, 2012
2:15 pm


Mike S

June 7th, 2012
10:35 pm

Why did Bill Curry start doing those 5-Hour Energy Drink commercials? They are cheesey and reflect bad on the university. :-)


June 8th, 2012
4:56 pm

Wow, SMART, you have hope after all and you must have a brain!!! GO PANTHERS!!! PANTHER UP all you GSU Alums!!! I did in a BIG way!!! We are on the way to being the 3rd Major Player in the State of Georgia for College Sports and it is absolutely exciting at our progress! Mark Becker you are the MAN and thanks for all you’ve done! AD Cheryl Levick too! When are the new State of Georgia Auto tags going to be available with both the new Pounce logo and the GSU flame? Can’t wait to display on my rides!!! YEE HAW!