Prior to the start of the 2018 season, the Twins will raise the height of the existing protective netting above the dugouts from seven feet to approximately nine feet. Additionally, the Twins will extend the netting beyond the dugouts down both foul lines covering the entire Dugout Box seating area (Sections 1-17).
Going forward all fan safety netting (including the backstop) at Target Field will be crafted using state-of-the-art technology, with thin strands and a knotless intersection to deliver a minimally obtrusive viewing experience. Additionally, the new netting will be composed of a combination of green hues to allow the netting to blend with the playing field and provide greater visibility.
In addition to protective netting revisions, the Twins will continue to implement a communication plan warning fans about the dangers posed by batted balls and bats entering the stands and the need to pay attention to the action on the field during each at-bat. This plan will include warning messages via in-ballpark signage, messaging on tickets and other team-controlled platforms.
As of the 2017 season: There is some amount of netting or screening in front of certain seating sections. More info »
There is some amount of netting or screening in front of the following seating sections; the height and coverage of netting or screening will vary by section:
Sections: Dugout Box and Champions Club Sections: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; Home Plate Box: Sections 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117.
Fans in these sections are still exposed to objects leaving the field of play, including bats and bat fragments, and thrown or batted balls; ticket holder assumes all risk of injury. For more information on netting or screening coverage and seating options, please contact the Minnesota Twins ticket office at 1-800-33-TWINS.