Posted by on January 31, 2018 4:00 am
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The Oakland A’s announced today that they will expand the protective netting at the Oakland Coliseum to the far ends of both dugouts, joining most major league baseball teams in taking that step.

“We are committed to delivering a great experience while also ensuring the safety of our fans,” A’s President Dave Kaval said in a statement.

Kaval said, “The additional netting coverage is in line with the safety recommendations by Major League Baseball.”

The A’s said the netting will extend from section 112 to 122 at the Coliseum and will be a similar color green to the field grass to minimize its visible impact to fans and television viewers.

The A’s said they also will extend the netting beyond the dugouts at Hohokam Stadium, the team’s spring training ballpark in Mesa, Ariz.