Renderings Released For Raiders-Chargers Stadium MLB Still On Pace To Reduce Game Times STL Task Force Expects Stadium Plans By Fall Thomas Wants To See MLB Inner-City Academies MLB National Viewership Off To Good Start Sonoma Drops Plans For Music Festival Mets Outpacing Yankees In Early Season Ratings Tottenham Eyes Sharing Stadium With NFL Team Vikings Stadium To Feature Fantasy Club Space St. Louis Rep Optimistic After Stadium Presentation
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).