Reed has said he’s weighing two options for Turner Field once the Braves depart by the 2017 season. One is to sell the land to a Georgia State University development team that would revamp the land into a sports and student housing campus. The other is to sell the property outright to unnamed private interests, a move that he says would likely eliminate public input.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has previously reported that at least one prospective buyer for the Atlanta Hawks franchise has expressed interest in upgrades to Philips Arena, a move that could involve public funds and require approval from the authority and city council.
Bottoms, as executive director, will not have a vote in any board decisions. She said she will recuse herself from any potential votes that face the city council involving authority-managed properties.
Bottoms will be paid $135,000 for the full-time position, which she begins in June.