“We want someone who can handle taking on project as big as Turner Field,” Becker said.
Becker shed some light on the role that he thinks athletics could play in the proposal.
He said the athletic director and the department will be at the center of sketching out what will be needed to ensure that the teams are competitive.
Changing Turner Field from baseball to a multi-purpose facility will require decisions to be made on technical details such as seating, expansion capability to host tournaments and/or regionals, as well other aspects of infrastructure.
“Athletics will be right at the center of all this,” he said.
Becker said he would like these decisions and the subsequent conceptual mark-ups of the results of those decisions, to be made by the end of the year. He said the timeline is still nebulous because the Braves hold the lease and the Fulton County Recreation Authority, which controls the land, hasn’t revealed a timeline for submitting proposals on buying the land.