LOOK: Here's what Tal's Hill at Minute Maid Park looks like as it's being leveled
The Astros are renovating center field this offseason
Come next season, Minute Maid Park in Houston will have a new look. The Astros are removing Tal's Hill in center field and are adding a new seating area.
Demolition work is underway at the moment. Here are some photos:
Leveling out in center field. pic.twitter.com/YSF0HlgzT8— Mike Acosta (@AstrosTalk) October 11, 2016
The last time I saw a scene similar to this was during construction of the ballpark in 1999. pic.twitter.com/SeVpZO7pbJ— Mike Acosta (@AstrosTalk) October 11, 2016
When it's all said it done, this is what the new center field will look like at Minute Maid Park:
Rendering of how the new CF will appear. pic.twitter.com/6zUbEFwQYR— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) June 4, 2015
The outfield wall is coming in and that seating section just to the right of center field will be added.
Tal's Hill, which is named after former team president Tal Smith, featured an incline and a flag pole that were in play. It's led to a lot of great catches over the years, none better than Lance Berkman's in 2002:
The original plan was to remove Tal's Hill and renovate center field last offseason, but things got put on hold. Obviously now the Astros are going through with it now.
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