Outdoor Athletic Facilities
Georgia State University has several fine athletic facilities that its student-athletes call home. While men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball compete at the Georgia State Sports Arena in downtown Atlanta, most of the Panthers’ athletic teams host their competitions at the Georgia State University Panthersville Recreation and Athletics Complex, located about 10 miles from campus in DeKalb County. The complex includes the home facilities for the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, and softball.
A new building was erected for the baseball team that serves as a locker room for the players and coaches. The Reeves Fieldhouse, officially dedicated in March 2003, also includes office space for coaches. A second building for concessions and public restrooms and a renovated press box was opened in the spring of 2006.
The softball area has also undergone some major improvements in the past few years. In April 2003, the Robert E. Heck Teamhouse was dedicated in the name of the Panthers’ longtime head coach who has eclipsed the prestigious 500-win plateau for his career. The teamhouse serves as an indoor practice facility for the Panthers’ Softball team and includes batting cages and a weight room. Another improvement to Bob Heck Field was the installation of theatre-type, chair-back seating for fans behind the dugouts of both teams. Construction for public restrooms began in the summer of 2007 and was completed in the Fall of 2007.
Eagle’s Landing Country Club is located south of Atlanta in Stockbridge, GA. and serves as an impressive home course for the Panther golf teams. Annually Eagle’s Landing hosts the Chick-fil-A Classic as a part of the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour.
The Georgia State men’s and women’s tennis squads will compete at nearby Piedmont Park Tennis Center.
The Panthersville Athletic Complex is located in DeKalb County located near the intersection of I-20 east and I-285, off the Candler/Flat Shoals Road exits. Headed south on Flat Shoals, make a right onto Panthersville Road and a right on Clifton Springs Road. The baseball field is located to the right on Panthersville. Proceed to Wildcat Road, turn left and the softball field and newly developed soccer fields are located approximately one-quarter of a mile on the left.