Chicago Mayor Rejects Cubs' Renovation Requests Facility Notes Arizona State Alters Sun Devil Stadium Remodel SportsNet LA Impasse Carries On Real Salt Lake Reaches Deal For USL Stadium Indians Sell Out 23rd Straight Home Opener Crew Signs First Stadium Naming-Rights Deal Chargers Fans Vocal At Stadium Forum Braves Borrowed $100M In '14 For New Ballpark St. Louis Unveils New Renderings For NFL Venue
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/October 23, 2012/Facilities
Padres To Change Petco Park Dimensions, Move In Outfield Fences For '13
Published October 23, 2012
DUE DILIGENCE: MLB.com's Corey Brock wrote, "You don't need an MBA in Quantitative Analysis to know what you were seeing at Petco Park." Byrnes: "We compared some of that research to what our eyeballs were telling us. Clearly, ours was extreme. We felt it was right to make these changes." Brock noted discussions about potential changes in dimensions "occurred before executive chairman Ron Fowler and his ownership group came onboard in August." Fowler "made sure to check with baseball operations to make sure this was indeed the right decision." Fowler: "We didn't ask them once, we asked them twice. That's when we decided to pull the trigger" (MLB.com, 10/22).
STAY THE COURSE: Giants President & CEO Larry Baer said of any potential changes to AT&T Park, "We don't see any compelling reason to do it. To some extent, we fashioned the team around the ballpark and have gotten zero complaints from fans. If we have more 4-3 games than 9-8 games, that's not necessarily a bad thing" (SFGATE.com, 10/23).