5 things to know about... Georgia State University 1. Georgia State was founded in 1913 as Georgia Tech's Evening School of Commerce. In 1955, it became an autonomous, four-year institution. In 1969, the school became Georgia State University. 2. 2010 marked Georgia State's first football season. The Panthers played in the Georgia Dome until moving in 2017 to the former home of the Braves, Turner Field (now named Georgia State Stadium). 3. The "Concrete Campus" nickname is something GSU embraces. In the