NEW YORK - Major League Baseball announced today that all Major League ballparks will have protective netting extending to at least the far ends of both dugouts by 2018 Opening Day.
Each Major League Club has made the decision to expand its ballpark netting beyond the minimum recommendations issued by the Commissioner’s Office in December 2015. Many Clubs have already announced or implemented expanded netting.
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said: “Providing baseball fans with a variety of seating options when they come to the ballpark, including seats behind protective netting, is important. Major League Clubs are constantly evaluating the coverage and design of their ballpark netting and I am pleased that they are providing fans an increased inventory of protected seats.”