Fan safety netting expansion at Frontier Field underway, expected to be completed Tuesday
ROCHESTER, NY – Construction on the new expanded fan safety netting will begin today. Work will continue through Sunday night and all day Monday. The project will be completed prior to the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge at Frontier Field on Tuesday.
The new fan safety netting at Frontier Field will run approximately 15 feet high and 90 feet long along each dugout, from section 105-110 on the first base side and 122-127 on the third base side. Netting will be at the front of each dugout closest to the playing field. The material will have knotless intersections like the current net.
Original netting at Frontier Field remained up until just before the 2016 season when MLB and Minor League Baseball recommended ballparks expand fan safety netting to include all sections within 70 feet of home plate. The original net was taken down and a new backstop was installed from the front of section 110 to the front of 122 with state-of-the-art materials that provides better visibility than the original.