City, Blue Wahoos to Expand Protective Netting at Wahoos Stadium
The City of Pensacola and Pensacola Blue Wahoos have partnered to expand the protective netting at Blue Wahoos Stadium, increasing safety for fans and employees as concerns about the dangers of foul balls increase throughout Minor League Baseball.
The protective netting will now run the entire length of both baselines at the stadium, which will protect fans in the stands while they are enjoying the game.
The City of Pensacola is paying for the cost of the netting, and the Blue Wahoos are executing the contract and installing the nets. The additional netting is expected to be installed by opening day for the 2020 season, which is Thursday, April 9.
This season, all 30 Major League Baseball teams are extending netting at their respective stadiums. In addition, the Blue Wahoos join 18 Minor League teams who have announced they will extend their netting prior to Opening Day 2020.
Read more about the protective netting in the city's press release.