The Lakewood BlueClaws recently announced that there will be a second expansion of the protective netting at FirstEnergy Park for the 2020 season. The new netting, which remains 36-feet high, will cover the entirety of the reserve seating sections. Lakewood had previously extended the safety netting to reach from the far end of the first base dugout to the far end of the third base dugout to protect sections 104-112. The additional netting will cover Sections 101 – 103 and 113 – 115 in addition to the previously covered sections.
“Fan safety at FirstEnergy Park is unquestionably our number one priority,” said BlueClaws Team President Joe Ricciutti. “This netting expansion adds an additional safety measure for fans in the reserve seating bowl.”
Installation on the netting, which has 95% see-through visibility, is slated to begin in February and will be completed long before the team’s first home game on April 16th.