The addition of netting down the third and first base lines will provide increased safety for fans sitting behind the dugoouts.
photo by Tim Evearitt
There’s a lot to be excited about for the 2016 season of Lookouts baseball at AT&T Field. A new season will once again bring a fresh crop of top Minnesota Twins prospects as the Lookouts aim to defend their 2015 Southern League Crown. It will also bring new giveaways and entertainers as well as enhanced safety for you and the rest of our valued fans.
This season the Lookouts plan to expand the protective netting at AT&T Field to the far end of each dugout.
“Fan safety is a very important issue to us,” said Lookouts PresidentRich Mozingo. "By expanding the protective netting at AT&T Field, we not only increase the safety at our park, but the fan experience as well.”
In December, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred recommended that all Major League clubs implement increased netting to further protect fans from balls and bats entering the stands during game action. Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O'Conner endorsed Manfred's recommendations.
"Minor League Baseball is very appreciative of the time and effort that went into the research done by Major League Baseball in an effort to balance fan safety and the overall fan experience," O'Conner said. "Minor League Baseball clubs strive to offer safe, family-friendly facilities for our fans and these recommendations will help ensure the safety of those fans sitting close to the action."
While netting previously has guarded fans in Sections 108-111, the expanded netting will additionally cover Sections 106 and 107 behind the first-base dugout and Sections 112 and 113 behind the third-base dugout.
The Lookouts 2016 season, presented by FSG Bank, begins on April 12 when the Lookouts faceoff against the Jackson Generals at 6:15 p.m. at AT&T Field. This year Opening Day will feature a Championship Celebration capped off with post-game fireworks! Tickets for next season, including season tickets and mini plans, are now on sale. For more information on how to secure your seats to the season’s best games, call the Lookouts ticket office at 423-267-4TIX.