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Jun302008

Why don't most baseball stadiums allow fans to sit in the center field bleachers?

Did you ever notice that at Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium, and almost all other stadiums with outfield bleachers, there are empty bleachers in center field? The centerfield bleachers are in the line of sight of the batter while watching the pitch. If occupied, they would be distracting and it would prove difficult for the batter to follow the ball. Thus, these bleacher seats are intentionally left empty, and usually painted a dark color (black in the case of Yankee Stadium centerfield bleachers) to provide a dark contrast to the white leather of a baseball.

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