Royals to extend netting at Kauffman Stadium

Royals to extend netting at Kauffman Stadium

Kauffman Stadium will have additional netting installed for the 2016 season in order to provide better fan safety during home games.

The netting will extend toward the outfield end of each team's dugout. In December, Major League Baseball recommended that all teams put netting the entire length between the dugouts after an in-depth study.

"We took a lot of different scenarios into consideration regarding the addition of netting at Kauffman Stadium, because we know that our fans take different approaches as they decide what they want their Royals' experience to be," Royals senior vice president of business operation Kevin Uhlich said.

"MLB engaged an outside source to evaluate all MLB stadiums and make recommendations for additional netting, and our plan exceeds all of those recommendations. We encourage any fans who may be affected by this change to reach out to their ticket account representative."

The Royals remind fans that despite the additional netting, there are still risks that come with attending baseball games at any level.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.