The Toronto Blue Jays have announced plans to extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre next season.
“Fan safety is paramount to the Blue Jays and we believe that fans should feel protected and secure during our games,” Blue Jays executive vice president of business operations Andrew Miller said in a statement Tuesday. “Extending the protective netting at Rogers Centre and Dunedin Stadium is a clear next step for our organization and one that reflects our team’s values.”
How far the netting will be extended, however, still is unclear.
The Jays are the third MLB team to announce plans to extend the netting at its home stadium.
The Chicago White Sox was the first team to do so, and has already extended the netting at Guaranteed Rate Field from foul pole to foul pole. The Washington Nationals also have extended the netting at Nationals Park during the All-Star break.
All 30 teams were required to extend their netting partway down either line before the 2018 season.
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