Astros set to move MMP signs blocking train

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by Daniel Gotera / KHOU 11 Sports

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Posted on January 14, 2014 at 11:40 PM

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros announced on Tuesday the Community Leaders signs in left field at Minute Maid Park are going to be moved to a different location.

The signs will be placed underneath the train tracks along the façade in left and left-center field.

Moving the signage will allows a clear view of the Minute Maid Park train, a popular feature of the stadium. The decision to change the location of the signs was made after the organization took into account concerns from fans.

“The Community Leaders program is, by far, one of the most dynamic reinvestment projects among all professional sports teams,” Astros president Reid Ryan said. “The upcoming changes to Minute Maid Park will highlight the program for all fans to see, and enhance the visibility of our corporate partners, who have played a huge role in making it a reality. We value the feedback we receive from our great fans and feel that the changes we are making will be a win-win situation for everyone.”

The Community Leaders signs will replace the championship banners that are currently displayed below the train tracks.

The banners along with the ‘DK’ sign honoring the memory of former Astros pitcher Darryl Kile will be moved to what the team calls more “visible locations” in the park.

The banners will be placed on the left field light towers, and the ‘DK’ sign will be placed in a prominent location to be determined in the near future.

In addition to the sign changes, the Astros announced the construction of a Community Leaders Education Zone at Minute Maid Park. The new area will provide information and photos of the Community Leaders program and track its progress moving forward.
 

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