Yankees announce the details of the expanded netting for 2018

The details of the expanded netting at Yankee Stadium were made public by the team Wednesday.

The Yankees finally caved to mounting pressure when they announced in October that more protective netting would be put in place in time for the start of the 2018 season.

 

Now we get the details.

The netting, which will be partially retractable, will be attached to the roofs of both dugouts and stationary netting will extend beyond the far ends of the dugouts toward the foul poles.

(Via New York Yankees)

The height of the net above each dugout will be nine feet during games. The bottom portion of the nets above the dugouts will be able to be lifted up to three feet so that fans can still interact with players during batting practice.

More from the Yankees press release:

 

Beyond the dugout, netting will extend to Section 011 on the first-base side and Section 029 on the third-base side. The netting in these locations will rise to eight feet above the playing field (approximately 5.5 feet above the wall surrounding the field of play), and will remain in place from the start of batting practice through the end of the game.

The installation of the new netting will begin next month. The Yankees announced a similar protective netting system for their spring training stadium George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Related: Look back at an incident that spurred this decision: 

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees reacts after a child was hit by a foul ball off his bat in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins on September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER-20: A young girl is being assisted after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier of the New York Yankees as fans around her watch in shock in the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game between the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins on September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees won 11-3. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees reacts after a child was hit by a foul ball off his bat in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins on September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER-20: A young girl is carried out of the stadium after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game between the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins on September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees won 11-3. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER-20: A young girl is being assisted after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier of the New York Yankees as fans around her watch in shock and third base coach Joe Espada #53 of the Yankees hangs his head in the foreground in the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game between the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins on September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees won 11-3. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER-20: A young girl is being assisted after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game between the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins on September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees won 11-3. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER-20: A young girl is carried out of the stadium after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of an MLB baseball game between the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins on September 20, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees won 11-3. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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