Minnesota Twins Announce Plans to Extend Fan-Safety Netting at Target Field
After more fan related injuries at Major League Baseball parks this past season the Minnesota Twins will be make some modifications at Target Field.
The Minnesota Twins plan to further extend and enhance fan safety netting at Target Field prior to the 2018 season.
While Target Field’s original backstop netting met Major League Baseball guidelines, prior to the 2016 season the Twins extended fan safety netting from the area immediately behind home plate to the outer edges of each dugout.
Prior to the start of the 2018 season, the Twins will raise the height of the existing protective netting above the dugouts from seven feet to approximately nine feet. Additionally, the Twins will extend the netting beyond the dugouts down both foul lines covering the entire Dugout Box seating area.