Indians to expand fan safety netting at Progressive Field

General view of Progressive Field during the 2017 season..Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

CLEVELAND —The Cleveland Indians will extend the current safety netting at Progressive Field to the far ends of each dugout for the 2018 season.

The netting now will extend from Section 164 down the third-base line to Section 140 down the first-base line.

While prioritizing fans’ safety with this expansion, the club also will employ the latest netting technology to minimize the intrusion on the live game experience at Progressive Field.

“We remain committed to delivering the best experience for our fans at Progressive Field,” said Jim Folk, Indians VP of Ballpark Operations. “Safety is our No. 1 priority and these measures should balance that commitment to safety with the interactive nature of our game, something we know is also important to our fans.”

The Indians have begun a proactive communication process to alert all Indians Season Ticket Holders whose seats are affected by the expansion.

(Cleveland Indians press release)