Construction begins on extended safety netting at Greater Nevada Field

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Update: Construction started Monday, December 9, 2019 to extend protective netting around the diamond at Greater Nevada Field.

Crews drilled a hole in the right field berm to place a stabilization pole for the nets to be connected to. Once the stabilization poles are in place and the wire is connected around the diamond, the nets will be installed later this month, the Reno Aces said.

Netting will extend foul pole-to-foul pole and will be ready for the 2020 season set to open April 9 at 1:05 p.m. against division rival Sacramento.

“Safety is our top priority and our fans have asked us to do more,” Aces President Eric Edelstein said.

“It’s our mission to be the premier affordable family fun entertainment option in Northern Nevada and adding protective netting to the entire seating bowl area maintains that goal. We’re confident these nets will protect ALL of our fans and enhance the gameday experience. Every action we take is with our fans and community first.”

Original Story: The days of catching a foul ball at Greater Nevada Field appear to be over, as the team focuses on fan safety.

The Reno Aces announced Wednesday, November 13, 2019 that they will be extending the safety netting the entire length of the stadium to the foul poles on both base lines.

The netting will be in place when the Aces open their 2020 season on April 9, 2020 against Sacramento.

The Aces released a statement from team President Eric Edelstein, “Safety is our top priority and our fans have asked us to do more. It’s our mission to be the premier affordable family fun entertainment option in Northern Nevada and adding protective netting to the entire seating bowl area maintains that goal.”

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