Hank Aaron Museum Coming To Georgia State, As Memorial To Be Bigger Than Expected

The iconic Hank Aaron statue shown at the former site of Turner Field.

BYRON E. SMALL / Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

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, who died on Jan. 22, 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 museum will be adjacent to the “715” home plate location where Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s iconic home run record in 1974.

Georgia State declined to comment on the project as it remains in the contractual and review process. The complex is expected to be completed within 18 to 24 months.

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.

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