Baseball and softball fields at all levels of play require a backstop system to keep balls and bats in the field of play while protecting spectators behind the plate.
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BACKSTOP NETTING SYSTEMS
Depending on the field and the surrounding area in the facility, these backstops can be constructed of chain link fencing, padded field wall + netting, or a complete backstop protective netting system from dugout to dugout. Not all backstop systems run the length from home plate to the end of each dugout which can be an estimated 90’.
For our baseball and softball backstop systems, we utilize Nylon or a specialty made Dyneema® netting. Colors for these backstop nets come in black, and a specialty green color that blends well into the field of vision, it's also recommended by MLB for their Pro Backstop Systems (contact us for more information). Dyneema is a registered trademark owned by Royal DSM N.V.
Our backstop netting systems can be installed with a completely new in-line barrier system on support poles between the field of play and your fans, or attached to the existing stadium structure with a tie-back cable system, providing maximum viewing from the stands while staying protected. Contact us for more information on a backstop netting system for your facility.
SKETCH OF A TIE-BACK CABLE BACKSTOP NETTING SYSTEM
In 2015, the Major League Baseball Organization encouraged each team to extend/add netting, or some sort of protective barrier, to shield fans from balls and bats that sometimes go into the stands in all field-level seats between these near ends of both dugouts and within 70’ of home plate. At the start of 2018, not all teams have extended protective netting on their fields, but some are making a point to get it installed before the start of the season; said Marlins CEO Derek Jeter in a team release. "Prior to the start of the 2018 season, we will install new netting offering additional protection for those fans seated along the baselines at Marlins Park."