Yankees expanding protective netting past dugouts

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees are expanding netting to protect seats behind each dugout and for five sections past down both foul lines, a decision announced after several fans were injured last year. A boy was struck on the head by a portion of Chris Carter’s broken bat at Yankee Stadium on May 25, and a fan sitting … Read More

Lakewood BlueClaws extend protective netting at FirstEnergy ballpark

LAKEWOOD – Fans taking in a BlueClaws game this spring will notice something new at FirstEnergy Park. The Class “A” minor-league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies extended the protective netting around the park to the end of each dugout. The move, which will keep more foul balls out of the stands and fans safer in their seats, was done in October said Greg Giombarrese, director … Read More

Could netting prevent suicides on Sunshine Skyway Bridge?

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Two of America’s iconic bridges, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the George Washington Bridge in New York, are undergoing major changes. Both projects include the addition of a unique netting to help prevent suicides. Safety netting is being added along the outer edges of both high-span bridges. The changes have News Channel … Read More

Twins to expand protective netting at Hammond stadium

LEE COUNTY, Fla.– The Minnesota Twins are looking to keep fans safer at spring training games this year. They plan to expand the safety net in place inside Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. The team’s president said that since the stadium is so intimate, they need the extra netting. It’ll stretch further down the first and third base lines, past both … Read More

Parade, Stevens Center repairs to cause downtown road closures over weekend

With a Christmas parade today and Stevens Center repairs on Sunday, better plan ahead before coming downtown this weekend. Downtown street closures ahead of the Jaycees Holiday Parade will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the parade starting at 5. A block-long section of Marshall Street downtown will be closed from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday as workers get … Read More

Deer-Proof Your Garden with Deer-Resistant Plants, Repellents and More

A garden is a labor of love and hard work. It takes great efforts and hours of planning and labor to grow fruits, flowers, and beautiful trees. However, while you might take all the necessary care and caution while grooming your garden, wild deer may gain access to it even so. Deer are beautiful creatures, but a herd can easily … Read More

Stratford Town supporters fund netting project

STRATFORD Town now boast a 20ft high netting at the Knights Lane end of the stadium, thanks to the Stratford Town Independent Supporters’ Association. The net, costing in the region of £1,000, has been installed in a bid to reduce the need for ball retrieval from any errant shots. Money for the project was raised through the STISA lottery fund … Read More

Water tower netting will be replaced

The Eastglen Water Tower net, which has been failing since the early fall, is in the process of being replaced. Westlock town council approved $20,000 for the netting replacement at its Nov. 14 meeting. The money, which will come out of the town’s water reserve fund, covers the supplies, installation and engineering fees. Chief administrative officer Dean Krause said he … Read More

Red Sox extending baseline netting

The Red Sox will be adding more safety netting along both baselines next season to protect fans from foul balls and broken bats. The backstop netting that currently stretches to the inner edge of each dugout will be extended about 140 feet down the first- and third-baselines, the team announced in an email to season ticket holders yesterday. “While we … Read More