The Seattle Mariners have worked with HOK, a global architectural firm, on design and engineering for the project which improves fan safety while minimizing the impact on sightlines for those seated in the affected sections. Fans seated in Sections 122-138 will now be behind netting. The height and coverage vary by section. Netting in front of those seated in Sections 126-134 is 26-feet high. For those seated in Sections 122-125 and Sections 135-138, the netting will extend 11-feet above field level.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide fans with a safe and enjoyable environment at the ballpark, the Seattle Mariners will be replacing and extending the protective netting at Safeco Field for the 2018 season.
The new netting will be extending to the outside ends of both dugouts (covering Sections 122-138) and reach a height of 11-feet above field level. The netting will be attached to the front (field) edge of the dugout roofs. During this project, all of the existing protective netting, which was updated before the 2016 season, will be replaced with a "knotless" open mesh that is tinted "field green" to meet MLB's recommendation to reduce visible impact (pictured below).
Installation will begin in March and will be completed by Opening Night, March 29, when the Seattle Mariners host the Cleveland Indians at 7:10 PM.
Minimized View Impacts
All of the netting at Safeco Field is being replaced with state-of-the-art materials to meet the latest industry standards for safety and visibility. The lightweight, open mesh is constructed with a "knotless" technique, and is tinted green, in accordance with Major League Baseball's recommended color code, to blend into surroundings. The result enhances safety for fans seated close to the action without compromising the viewing experience.
Provider: Promats Athletics®
Type of Netting: Field Green Ultra Cross® Knotless Dyneema® Netting
Material: 4 ply, 1.2mm monofilament braided twine.
Construction: 95% Open Mesh Area (1 ¾ inch mesh size) for see-through visibility.