Dragons to add netting at Fifth Third Field

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Dayton Dragons announced today they will be making a change at the ballpark with an eye toward safety for fans.

Fifth Third Field
The Dayton Dragons will install netting from section 104 to section 116 for the start of the 2017 season at Fifth Third Field. (Photo: daytondragons.com)

At a news conference Wednesday, Dayton Dragons President Robert Murphy said, “Protective netting behind home plate has always made that area the most desired seat location in the stadium,” said Robert Murphy, President, Dayton Dragons.

Murphy says they are taking safety and security of the fans a step further to make sure each fan has the best experience possible.

Beginning with the 2017 season, protective netting behind home plate will extend from section 104 to 116 and will be raised five feet to better shield fans seated in the club level and luxury suites.

“The decision to expand the netting beyond the Commissioner’s recommendation exemplifies the high standards for safety and fan experience we pride ourselves on and that our fans have come to expect,” added Murphy.

Fans are invited to come out to the ballpark and see a sample of the netting on August 17 and 18 from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

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