Mets To Alter Citi Field Walls To Try To Increase Scoring
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The New York Mets are taking action to increase scoring at their home park, by bringing in and lowering the walls at Citi Field, hoping to turn a pitchers' park into a neutral one.
The new dimensions will add roughly 140 seats to the stadium, including 100 field-level seats in left field.
A new left field wall will be about four feet closer to the plate, and the fence in left-center field will be brought 12 feet closer.
Another new wall in right-center field will be about 11 feet closer to home plate, and the fence in front of Modell's Clubhouse will move in about 10 feet.
All the outfield walls will be lowered to a height of eight feet.
Of all the major league parks, Citi Field ranked 24th in home-run production last year.