Tal's Hill to remain at Minute Maid Park for 2016 season

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Tal's Hill gets one-year reprieve
Tal's Hill in center field at Minute Maid Park will not be taken down before next season after all.

HOUSTON -- It looks like Tal's Hill isn't going anywhere after all. At least not for the 2016 season.

This past summer, the team announced plans to remove the iconic feature of Minute Maid Park, but now the team has decided to suspend renovations in center field.

"Through the bidding process, we determined that the construction timelines to have the ballpark ready for Opening Day 2016 became too risky, and we decided it was in everyone's best interest to postpone the renovation." said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "The playing field, including Tal's Hill, will stay the same for the 2016 season. Other potential renovations to the ballpark are being evaluated, and we will announce future plans in the coming months."

The team said the Astros run in the playoffs affected the decision to leave it there for the 2016 season, as it shifted the time-tables.

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