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  1. #361
    It's not unfinished construction. Check out the picture that's on page two of this thread.
    TedMap.jpg
    You can see the wells that surround the field are in the diagram and you can see the stair access for them.
    If you google "atlanta olympic track" and look at some of the images there, you will see people in these wells.

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    Had to be for photographers and the like so that they didn't block the events on the track.

    The Grand Prix event had me confused. I assumed that was Olympic events and the moats were barren. I'm sure they were used a plenty with the Olympics.

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    You can see people in the moat during the ceremony. You also don't see any loose photographers on the field. So I guess they were confined to the moats.

    1996 Turner.jpg

  4. #364
    There's apparently an updated Turner Field conversion plan for Georgia State football:

    Recreation board gives final OK to Turner Field sale

    With community input, Georgia State has produced sketches that show Turner Field replacing its entire right field seating with a lean grandstand aligning alongside the gridiron of its college football field. The remaining bulk of Turner Field could become a mixed-use project of its own, with classroom space and more.
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    2016-08-12 13_10_30-PHOTOS_ Turner Field plans _ 11alive.com.jpg
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    Did they have a temporary press box for the olympics or did they stick the media away from the action behind where home plate would be

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    Looks like those teal colored sections in the mezzanine section along the 3B side were setup as press areas. Remember that there was a significant number of press folks there - so much that they sat outside.

  7. #367
    Roger. It looks like Rio stadium has the same setup.

  8. #368
    Was the amount of money saved by doing Olympic Stadium/Turner Field ever announced? How much more would it have cost to build a temporary 80,000 seat track stadium and, totally seperatrly, a new Braves Park?

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    You're dealing with imaginary numbers...

    Labor issues and Olympics go hand in hand so whatever cost would have been estimated for the temporary stadium would have been compounded by them.

    Personally I think it was one of the best re-uses for an Olympic stadium. (BC Palace was well done too)

  10. #370
    In addition to Matt's comments, where would the stadium have been built, and what would the land acquisition (including parking) and other infrastructure costs have been? The only practical option I can see would have been to build the temporary stadium on the same site that Olympic Stadium/Turner Field was built (thereby avoiding the incremental acquisition/infrastructure costs), tear down the temporary stadium after the Olympics, build Turner Field on site from scratch, and have the Braves continue to use Atlanta/FC stadium the extra 2 years it would have taken to construct Turner Field. gmtobehere, you price that out. As you do, consider that the bulk of the Turner Field cost was borne through Olympics funding, with only the partial tear down/outfield construction having to be financed by the Braves and the state (i.e., Georgia taxpayers). Under your scenario, the entire cost of Turner Field would have been shared by the Braves and the state.

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    Never paid much attention to The Ted, or this thread, but it looks like it had great sightlines. I like the rake of the lower deck, it's steeper than most parks. I like the set-back second deck, but I like parks with an upper deck that hangs over the second.
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  12. #372
    Considering the total cost was at $209M ($170M for the olympic stadium and then the Braves and the state had to split $39M for the renovation)

    Not a bad price

  13. #373
    One thing I never noticed about the Olympic configuration -- It looks like they had some temporary bleachers in front of the home plate area. olympic_stadium_2-hr.jpg

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    Seems like that space was used for other things too:

    1996-opening-ceremony-02.jpg

    Opening Ceremony

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    So pretty much GSU will be turning Turner Field back in to the Olympic form, with bit of a tweak made for football obviously.

    Well, at least its not going to be wasted.

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    I love all the Olympic shots of this place!
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    More Georgia State plans released today:

    http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local...hers-fo/ns52z/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhratbrat View Post
    Considering the total cost was at $209M ($170M for the olympic stadium and then the Braves and the state had to split $39M for the renovation)

    Not a bad price
    I don't know about the Region but wouldn't the real estate alone worth more than this? you could build a ton of houses or Offices on that real estate.
    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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