Detroit Tigers to change outfield dimensions at Comerica Park

There can be some noticeable modifications at Comerica Park within the 2023 season.

The Detroit Tigers, owned by Ilitch Holdings, plan to transfer within the center-field wall at Comerica Park, the staff introduced Wednesday.

The center-field fence can be moved in 10 toes, making the wall 412 toes from house plate. The top of the partitions can be lowered in middle subject (from 8.5 toes to 7 toes), right-center subject (from 13 toes to 7 toes) and proper subject (from 8.5 toes to 7 toes).

“This has been a subject of dialog for fairly a while inside our group,” Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris stated in a press release. “We’re assured that this plan accomplishes our targets of enhancing offensive situations on the toughest hit balls, whereas sustaining Comerica Park’s distinctive dimensions and elegance of play.”

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Detroit Tigers fans practice social distancing due to COVID-19 regulations during the season opener against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Comerica Park in Detroit.

The dimensions at Comerica Park, lengthy considered as pitcher-friendly, have been set at 345 toes in left subject, 370 toes in left-center subject, 420 toes in middle subject, 365 right-center subject and 330 toes in proper subject since 2003 -2022.

Laser measurements of the outfield wall, as a part of the analysis course of, measured the previous center-field wall at 422 toes. The new center-field distance, 412 toes, makes Comerica Park the second deepest ballpark in baseball, behind solely Coors Field at 415. (The league common for middle subject is 402 toes.)

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