The Trenton Thunder (Class AA; Eastern League) have extended extending the protective netting at ARM & Hammer Park, with the change has taking shape for the 2018 season.
The backstop net at ARM & HAMMER Park will be the first in Minor League Baseball to use the green MLB-exclusive knotless netting. The backstop netting will extend in a triangle shape to the end of the dugout on both sides of the ballpark.
“Following the recommendations of Major League Baseball, we explored many options for how we could comply,” said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley. “Fan safety is a top priority for us and we found this netting from C & H Baseball was the perfect balance of safety without affecting sightlines for our fans.”
The project has been completed for Opening Day at ARM & HAMMER Park as the franchise prepares for its 25th season.
“Providing a great ballpark experience includes ensuring the safety of spectators,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I applaud Thunder management for taking this step to further protect fans without detracting from their ability to enjoy the game.”
C & H Baseball, based in Lakewood Ranch, FL, has produced baseball field equipment, backstop netting, and stadium padding design, production, and installation for over 49 years.