NEW YORK (AP) — The fences are coming in at Citi Field next year.
The Mets announced Monday they are moving the walls in by as much as 12 feet next season, lowering the height to 8 feet and changing the color to blue.
According to STATS LLC, Citi Field was last in the major leagues in home runs during its first three seasons with an average of 1.43 per game. The ballpark’s 3.78 ERA was the sixth-lowest in the major leagues.
Faced with a 16-foot fence in left that became known as “The Great Wall of Flushing,” David Wright’s power numbers dropped sharply. After averaging 30 homers per year in the final three seasons at Shea Stadium, he averaged 18 a year at Citi Field.
The Mets are adding about 140 seats as part of the changes.