ARLINGTON – The Texas Rangers will add more netting to protect fans who sit along the baselines at Globe Life Park, the team announced today.
The protective netting, which will be approximately six-feet high, will extend to the outfield beyond the team dugouts, according to a release.
“We fully understand that it may take some time for fans to be accustomed to this change and that some fans may have a different preference for their ballpark experience,” Rangers Executive Vice President for Business Operations Rob Matwick said. “We will do our best to accommodate the requests of any fan who is affected by the changes.”
The additional netting comes two months after Major League Baseball recommended enhanced safety measures at all MLB ballparks to protect fans.
The Rangers also announced that fans will see new signage warning them about the potential dangers of batted balls and bats that could fly into the stands.
The changes take effect at the start of the 2016 season.
Any fan who goes to a game and wants to change seats to a section that has the extra netting will be allowed to relocate, if there are seats available, the Rangers said.