Coca-Cola Park (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)

IRONPIGS EXTEND SAFETY NETTING

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will extend the protective netting farther down both the first- and third-base lines at Coca-Cola Park.  The netting will now provide protection for mostly every seat in the lower seating bowl.  The installation is scheduled to be completed by Opening Day. 

“Safety of our fans will always be top priority at Coca-Cola Park,” stated IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes.  “By us extending the netting farther down the first- and third-base lines, this will further ensure our fans safety.”

This is the third time since 2017 the protective netting will be extended towards the foul poles.  In response to highly publicized incidents throughout Major League Baseball, the sport continues to review and update netting systems throughout ballparks across the country to improve fan safety. 

The new product also continues to have the following protective features:   

• The ability to withstand at least 316 pounds of breaking strength
• Strong resistance to UV light
• 15% stronger than steel
• 40% stronger than aramid fibers
• 95% see-through visibility

The netting improvements at Coca-Cola Park have prevented not just foul balls, but bats from entering the crowd and causing injuries to fans, including children who may not be able to react fast enough. Fans concerned with visibility have been pleasantly surprised by the new netting, which provides clearer sight lines of the field than older style netting that was previously used at ballparks across the country.

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