It is pretty amazing that Citi Field has been around for just six years and it has already undergone two major renovations of the outfield wall. It shows just how wrong they got it the first time, and even with another chance, they just could not get it right.
In revealing the newest dimensions, the Mets released diagrams of the stadium in each of its incarnations. Here is the original (the diagram does not show the idiotic tall walls that were never necessary):
After three seasons of watching balls die on the warning track, the Mets made the first changes to the wall. In addition to bringing them in and bringing them down, they also made them blue, like they should have been all along.
Three years later bring the current changes:
Sandy Alderson said the new field would resemble Shea Stadium. He wasn’t kidding: