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Baseball and Softball Backstop Netting
Injuries can happen anywhere on the baseball or softball field, including the backstop area behind home plate. When it comes to protecting players and fans, teams can never be too cautious. In fact, Major League Baseball recently expanded netting at all ballparks to prevent broken bats and low fly balls from striking those sitting in field-level seats.
Other levels of baseball would be wise to take a lesson from the pros. Players, coaches and game attendees all run the risk of getting hurt when your facilities do not have the right protective measures in place. Adding Grand Slam Safety backstop netting can increase safety for everyone involved.
Protect Players and Spectators With Backstop Netting
Youth, middle school, high school, college, professional and semi-professional teams rely on our baseball and softball fencing and backstop netting to keep everyone safe around home plate. Our netting shields spectators behind the plate from being hit by foul tips or bats. It also helps protect the catcher, who may go all-out to catch a pop-up ball and make an out.
We manufacture two backstop netting solutions:
Tie-back: This all-netting system has poles behind the seating with tensioned wires to hold up the netting. It's ideal for ballparks with a wall behind home plate to anchor the bottom of the netting. This solution can also be anchored to the ground.
Tensioned SPECTO® mesh netting: This system is typically 20 feet high, with the first 8-foot section made of tensioned SPECTO® mesh netting and the remaining 12-foot section made of regular netting. SPECTO® netting allows for the same full speed and full body impact as our outfield fencing and baseline fencing. Widths are 60 feet for softball and 100 feet for baseball, and inline poles are used instead of tiebacks.
Benefits of Using Our Backstop Netting
You want players and spectators to have the best possible experience at your softball or baseball fields. Here are just a few advantages you get when you employ our backstop netting:
Safety: SPECTO® backstop fencing provides the same protection as the SPECTO® Outfield System, protecting everyone around the home plate area.
Improved spectator experience: Chain link fences can be difficult for spectators to see through. Employing our transparent mesh netting lets fans see the field more clearly, with fewer visual distractions.
Easier maintenance and storage: A full SPECTO® fencing system includes foul poles, foul territory mesh, supports and outfield fencing. They system is easily removed for the off season or fields which are used for multiple sports.
We Provide All Types of Baseball and Softball Field Netting
No matter where you stand on the field, you may be in danger of getting hit by an errant ball. That's why Grand Slam Safety can meet all of your fencing and netting needs for softball and baseball. From outfield fences and baseline fencing to foul ball mesh and dugout netting, we're a one-stop shop for fully customized, robust netting and fencing solutions.
Even on youth fields, protection for players and spectators is important. As children grow, they improve their coordination and become stronger. A foul ball hit by a young player can cause damage, especially if a fan or fellow player isn't able to react quickly to an errant ball or bat.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Backstop Netting
Do you have questions or need advice on how to best outfit your field to protect players and spectators? Our outstanding customer service team will gladly work with you to create a customized solution for your field. Fill out our contact form to get started.
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