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Ballpark Safety Issues Lead To Calls For More Protective Netting At MLB Venues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

The problem of ballpark safety at MLB venues has "led to increasing calls for more protective netting in the lower parts" of ballparks, although that push has "raised concerns about how the added netting would affect the view for fans -- many occupying expensive seats," according to Wallace Matthews...

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