On September 9, 2016 I visited the infamous Turner Field Stadium. Home of 1996 Olympics and home of the Braves baseball team. Next year it will be the Georgia State Baseball Stadium. It’s located in South Fulton County on 755 Hank Aaron Dr .
The first thing that I noticed were the big gold Olympic rings. I noticed how they were linked together. By looking at them I felt a sense of unity. I felt like this was a place where people can come together no matter the race, age, or gender to enjoy different events. We come together no matter the differences because we all share the same interest or goal. If those Braves going to beat those Mets. I believe that sports can play a big role in bringing communities together. For Example: When I was in high school I couldn’t stand this boy. He was so annoying but then when we started talking about football he was a completely different person. How crazy is that? We were communicating and getting along for the 1st time. I never thought in a million years I would talk to him but I did and we actually became good associates.
What really strikes me about this place is this history behind Turner Field and how Georgia State is connected. Just recently I found out that the University lofts was home to the 1996 Olympians. After the Olympics Georgia State bought the hotel and made it into the 1st dorms for Georgia State students. “It’s really what enabled Georgia State to undergo its transformation from commuter to residential campus,” said Harvey Newman, professor emeritus of public management and policy. I love learning new and interesting things about going to Georgia State. It really makes me wants to be a part of this wonderful historic university.
All Photos taken by Author~ Scatia Anderson
Here’s the link to Part II: https://sites.gsu.edu/sanderson57/2016/09/13/my-view-of-turner-field-pt-2/