NEW YORK (AP) — In addition to slicing payroll this winter, the New York Mets cut dimensions at Citi Field.
They showed off their new blue-and-orange fences Tuesday.
The Mets erected a new fence in front of the old wall at the 4-year-old ballpark, lowering the height needed for a home run to 8 feet from as much as 16 and cutting the distance from home plate by up to 12 feet.
A new section of 102 seats called the Party City Deck has been installed behind the new left-field fence, selling for $100-$200 a ticket depending on the opponent, with food and beer included. They will sell individually during the first homestand for games after Thursday’s opener against Atlanta, then for groups.
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