Georgia State Releases Athletic Master Plan
Georgia State released its $80 million athletic master plan May 31 for the construction and renovation of its athletic facilities.
The university has yet to find any suitable property, but says that it will build new facilities as close to campus as possible when funding becomes available.
Georgia State plans to pay for construction of the new soccer, baseball, softball and twin volleyball facilities through donations, according to a news release. The plan has been in the works since 2010 but wasn’t finalized till the end of last year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The cost of the master plan also includes an update to the Sports Arena, which seats 4,500 and first opened in 1973. However, the announcement comes at at time when it has recently been reported that Georgia State’s Panther Athletic Club received only $658,000 last year in donations, raising questions for how the university will pay for the renovations and new construction planned.
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