Georgia State University plans to name its new athletics complex in Summerhill after Hank Aaron and create a museum in his honor, according a person familiar with the project.
Georgia State has been working with Aaron’s widow, Billye, on the design. It will feature a 24/7, walkthrough memorial for the Atlanta Braves icon, at the former site of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. It will sit between GSU’s soon-to-be built baseball and softball complex, which will also be named after Aaron.
The entire project is expected to cost closer to $20 million, up from the originally estimated $10 million, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
By Eric Jackson, Atlanta Business Chronicle