Protective netting to be added at Shorebirds games

The Delmarva Shorebirds have announced that new and extended protective netting at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium will be installed, increasing protection and visibility.

The project, which is a part of continued renovations to improve Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, is scheduled to begin July 30.

Sportsfield Specialties, one of the leading sports netting supply companies with plenty of Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball success, will be installing the Ultra Cross Braided Dyneema netting that will reach the far ends of each dugout.

The braided and knotless design is the strongest configuration available and is the first netting to offer 95 percent spectator visibility. The new netting will cover a majority of the seating bowl. The project is scheduled to be completed between by Aug. 7, while the Shorebirds are on the road in Greenville and Charleston, giving fans three remaining homestands in 2019 to embrace the new netting.

“The Shorebirds always try to look out for fan safety and give the fans the best experience possible while they’re at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium,” said General Manager Chris Bitters.

“While we still encourage fans to watch out for bats and balls entering the seating area, this new renovation will provide increased protection along with even better visibility of the playing field,” he said.

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