Re: GABP Changes
If people want the Reds to consider altering GABP, the first question that should come to mind is: how much would it cost?
The answer to that question is probably far too much than it's worth. You can't move the plate back without serious structural changes because the foul lines in the corners run very close to the walls. Additionally, the premium Diamond Seating is already close enough to the plate as it is, and you know those won't be torn out.
If you want to move the fences back, think of how serious the structural changes would have to be given that the seating areas run right up behind the wall in many areas. In center field there are no seating areas, but the Batter's Eye Pavillion runs very close to the center field wall itself.
It's just next to impossible without some major structural changes that would be far more expensive than they'd be worth. I think GABP is going to be staying as it is for quite awhile.
BTW, I thought the Batter's Eye Pavillion was a sort of banquet hall for large groups, but I've never been inside so I could be mistaken.
Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012
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