Protective Netting Added At Southwest University Ballpark To Keep Fans Safer
If there is one thing I hate about going to a baseball game, it is the possibility of getting whacked by a foul ball. There is protective netting along part of the baseline, but for a lot of the seats, there is no protection. If you take your beasties to the game, you know that you have to keep your eye on the ball all the time or someone could get really hurt by an errant ball.
That's why I was so glad to hear that the El Paso Chihuahuas have extended the protective netting at Southwest University Park before the upcoming 2018 season. Chihuahua officials say they felt this was "the time to provide additional coverage from protective netting.” The new netting will now extend to the end of both dugouts, and span between sections 106 and 119. Darren and I are season seat holders and they're in the 121 section, so ours still aren't behind the netting, but it's pretty unusual for foul balls to get to our section of the ballpark. We did see a rather scary moment last season when a woman was hit by a foul ball in the area that is now going to be protected, so I'm glad there will be additional protection in those seats.
Glad to hear that the ballpark will be a safer experience for fans and families!