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Twins announce plans to extend safety netting at Target Field in 2020

Twins announce plans to extend safety netting at Target Field in 2020 Photo: Courtesy of Minnesota Twins

Updated: December 04, 2019 07:25 PM

The Minnesota Twins announced on Wednesday they are extending fan safety netting at Target Field once again for the 2020 season.

The club already exceeded Major League Baseball recommendations and extended more netting at the stadium in 2016. The netting originally was raised from 7 feet to 9 feet and was extended beyond each dugout prior to the 2018 season.

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On Wednesday, the team said the netting will extend an additional 85 feet from its previous endpoint down the left field line and 65 feet further down the right field line. The height of the netting will also be raised atop both dugouts.

Twins to further extend Target Field safety netting

According to the Twins, the following Target Field seating areas will be covered by fan safety netting in 2020:

  • 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 and 104, 124 and 125)
  • Infield Box (Sections 105-108 and 120-123)
  • Home Plate Box (109-119)

The latest addition of netting, combined with the previous additional measures taken by the club in years prior, fan safety netting now covers from behind home plate to approximately 275 feet down the left field line and from home plate to about 255 feet out in right field. The netting is now 16 feet high at the dugouts, an increase of 3 feet from 2019 dimensions. The height climbs to an apex of about 22 feet high down the left field line (8 feet higher than 2019) and 21 feet high in right field, an increase of 7 feet.

"All Target Field fan safety netting uses state-of-the-art technology, with thin strands and a knot-less intersection to deliver a minimally obtrusive viewing experience," the team stated on Wednesday. "The netting is also composed of a combination of green hues, allowing it to blend with the playing field and provide greater visibility."

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