Emory and retailers sign on to Atlanta Sports City complex

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Emory and retailers sign on to Atlanta Sports City complex

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From left, Zeric Foster, COO of Atlanta Sports Connection, Trish Edge, manger of Stonecrest Mall, Patrick Henderson, CEO of Atlanta Sports Connection, Vaughn Irons, Principal of Atlanta Partners for Development, and Scott Boden, chief medical offer at Emory Univ. Orthopaedics and Spine Center, celebrate during a press conference on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Developers and tourism officials revealed plans for medical facilities and retail at Atlanta Sports City. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

A new entrance to Stonecrest Mall, Emory Healthcare facilities and retail stores will be built as part of the Atlanta Sports City complex in the city of Stonecrest.

Business leaders said Wednesday that Atlanta Sports City could become a centerpiece of southeast DeKalb County and rejuvenate the mall.

The new city of Stonecrest got to work Monday with its first City Council meeting. www.accessatlanta.com

Atlanta Sports City, which will have a 15,000-seat stadium and 22 soccer fields, will connect to the mall through a new “grand entrance,” developers said.

That 250,000-square-foot expansion to Stonecrest Mall will include restaurants and possibly a sporting goods store and entertainment options like an aquarium or trampoline park, said Craig Delasin, CEO for Urban Retail Properties.

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An updated aerial site plan shows how the Atlanta Sports City complex will connect to Stonecrest Mall, which is depicted near the center of the image. Photo credit: Discover DeKalb The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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