Twins Announce Plans to Extend Netting at Target Field
Image courtesy of Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsMinnesota will be making multiple changes to their safety netting prior to the start of the 2020 season. Besides extending netting down both foul lines, the height of the netting above the dugouts will also be raised.
According to the Twins, the following Target Field seating areas will be covered by fan safety netting:
· Dugout Box (Sections 1, 16 and 17)
· Dugout Box Infield (Sections 2-6 and 11-15)
· Thomson Reuters Champions Club (Sections 7-10)
· Diamond Box (Sections 103-104 and 124-125)
· Infield Box (Sections 105-108 and 120-123)
· Home Plate Box (109-119)
Extensions to the current netting will extend 85 more feet down the left field line and 65 feet further down the right field line. Minnesota had made previous netting changes before the 2016 and 2018 seasons. With the additions, netting now extends 255 feet down the right field line and 275 feet down the left field line. Four feet were added to the top of the dugouts to raise the height from 12 feet to 16 feet. Also, both foul lines added a minimum of seven feet in height at their tallest point.
In a release to season ticket holders, the Twins said…
“All Target Field fan safety netting uses state-of-the art technology, with thin strands and a knotless intersection to deliver a minimally obtrusive viewing experience. The netting is also composed of a combination of green hues, allowing it to blend with the playing field and provide greater visibility. Ensuring the unique baseball tradition of pregame player interaction remains part of the Target Field fan experience, the new netting is designed to be detached at the base and rolled up, providing a specific fan access point down each foul line during batting practice.”
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