In advance of the 2017 season, the Winston-Salem Dash (High A; Carolina League) are making a series of changes to BB&T Ballpark. Among the improvements at the ballpark include extended safety netting, as well as a new Video Wall in the Flow Club.
This offseason, Major League Baseball issued a recommendation for teams to extend their backstop netting to the point that uncovered seats are at least 70 feet from home plate. The Dash joined many Major League and Minor League organizations in extending the nets at BB&T Ballpark to the ends of the dugouts, thus improving fan safety at Dash games.
The Dash tabbed Promats Athletics, a company that has completed projects at Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium and many other ballparks, to execute this netting expansion. The new net is more than 50 percent thinner than the previous one, thus enhancing the viewing experience for fans that sit in Sections 109-113. The extended netting will also fully cover Sections 107, 108, 114 and 115 and partially cover Sections 106 and 116.
In addition, the Dash have teamed with Sharp Business Systems to install a Video Wall inside the Flow Club, the VIP season-ticket holder area at BB&T Ballpark. The Video Wall will consist of four 60” monitors mounted in a two-by-two formation that allows for an array of viewing options. These four screens can be merged to display something on the entire Video Wall. An 80” Touch Screen will also be present in the Flow Club.