The Winston-Salem Dash (High A; Carolina League) have extended protective netting at BB&T Ballpark, completing the project ahead of the 2020 season. The new net, installed by Salisbury, NC-based Sportsfield Specialities, extends down the first-base line past the Herbalife picnic terrace and down the third-base line to the foul pole on the berm.
Prior to 2020, BB&T Ballpark featured protective netting behind home plate and extending to the end of the dugouts on the first and third-base sides. The new netting installations will extend a 40-foot-high net to cover all fixed seats down the first and third-base lines. Additionally, a 15-foot-high net will protect fans seated on the grass berm on the left field side of the ballpark.
All of the new netting will be made of a material called Dyneema Ultra Cross Knotless Netting. This material has a special green coating, allowing fans to have 95% see through visibility. The same style of netting is used at Yankee Stadium and numerous other Major League ballparks. The Dyneema netting is also 15% stronger than steel and 40% stronger than aramid fibers. The improvement to the ballpark was funded by the city of Winston-Salem.
“We are focused on providing a safe and fun experience for our fans,” said Dash Team President C.J. Johnson. “The improvement and extension of our netting will positively impact our guest’s experience for years to come.”
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