According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets will announce substantial dimension changes to Citi Field after the World Series, “in an effort to make the 3-year-old ballpark more hitter-friendly.”
Newsday’s David Lennon made a similar statement on Twitter earlier this week.
Rubin says the 16 foot wall in left field will have to remain in place because it’s a structural part of the ballpark. However, like Mike Francesa first reported on WFAN earlier this month, an eight foot wall will be stood up in front of the original wall. Also, a “modest reduction” in depth will be made at the left field foul pole with additional seating expected to be added in between the two walls. In addition, the fence that defines the “Mo’ Zone” will be moved in and the deepest part of the park, which currently sits 415 feet away from home plate in center, will be moved to a depth of 390 feet.