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Arkansas Travelers Invest in Fan Safety for the 2020 Baseball Season

December 18, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Arkansas Travelers News Release

Little Rock, AR - Since Dickey-Stephens Park opened in 2007 the Arkansas Travelers have provided family affordable fun with top notch amenities. For the 2020 season, the Travelers are making a big investment in the park to ensure that fans will continue to experience all that Dickey-Stephens Park has to offer in the safest environment possible.

Major League Baseball recently issued a statement that all 30 MLB teams will feature extended netting in 2020. The Travelers organization decided to join Major League Baseball and many Minor League teams in extending the Dickey-Stephens Park backstop netting to help shield the seating bowl from line drive hits, ensuring a safer viewing experience for Traveler Fans. This change is currently underway and will be in place for the start of the 2020 season.

The Travelers have teamed up with Sportsfield Specialties, the same company who installed the initial expanded safety netting in 2017. Sportsfield Specialties has extended the netting for 21 MLB stadiums to date, so Dickey-Stephens Park and Travs fans are in great hands.

The new net is an exclusive product to Sportsfield Specialties, UltraCross® Knotless Dyneema® Safety Netting which is 50+% thinner than other nets. With the new extension, the backstop will now provide protection for Box Seat Sections from 104 through 118 and Reserved Seat Sections 204 through 217. The new net will also feature sections that can easily be raised and lowered for pregame player / fan interaction.

"The safety of our fans is paramount." said Arkansas Travelers General Manager, Paul Allen. "We want to ensure that fans feel safe while watching the action on the field while still being able to relax in the social environment of Dickey-Stephens Park."

Opening day for the Travs is on Thursday, April 9th against the Amarillo Sod Poodles (Padres) at Dickey-Stephens Park. To inquire about Season Ticket packages or to view the new extended safety netting from your seat, call 501-664-1555 to set an appointment.

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