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Netting to be extended, raised at Target Field for improved safety conditions

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The Minnesota Twins have announced they will be extending and enhancing fan safety netting at Target Field before the 2018 season.

Due to low level seats closer to home plate than any other MLB stadium, Twins President and CEO Dave St. Peter says extending the field's netting is in the best interest of the fans.

Before the next season, the height of the existing netting above the dugouts will be raised from seven feet to about nine feet.

In addition, the Twins will extend the netting beyond the dugouts, down both foul lines, covering the entire Dugout Box seating area, which includes sections 1-17.

In the future, all fan safety netting at Target Field, including the backstop, will be made using state of the art technology, with thin strands and a knotless intersection in order to allow the best view.

Twins officials will also continue their communication plan on warning fans about the dangers of batted balls, as well as bats entering the stands.

The plan will include warning messages on in-ballpark signs, messaging on tickets, and other team-controlled platforms.

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