Photo of the outfield wall at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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Angel Stadium of Anaheim is one of the oldest stadiums in Major League Baseball. However, age doesn’t make the venue immune to updates and changes. The Los Angeles Angels have announced that they will be lowering the height of the home run boundary in right field from 18 feet to 8 feet.

The change will be reflected by a yellow line on the outfield wall and will be implemented because of the addition of a new out of town scoreboard. Billy Eppler, General Manager of the Los Angeles Angels, said that lowering the outfield fences will make Angel Stadium more of a neutral ballpark rather than favoring hitters or pitchers. The Los Angeles Angels will also be adding more protective netting around the infield as well as new video boards in the outfield. Many teams around the league are taking measures to ensure their home ballpark is as exciting and up to date as their rivals. The Oakland Athletics recently announced that they will be adding a three level party area to the outfield of Oakland Coliseum.



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