In 2019, the MLB Commissioner’s Office recommended that teams strengthen their netting or add a barrier device in all stadiums to fully protect fans. But the challenge was to find a way to protect the crowd from injury without obstructing their view of the field, which is central to the thrilling experience of live baseball at the highest level. With that in mind, Dyneema® was the ideal choice.
As the world’s strongest fiber™, Dyneema® allows Net Systems to manufacture its Ultra Cross Netting in extremely thin configurations. This in turn results in thinner, almost invisible netting. Better still, fans’ view of the action is further enhanced because Black Dyneema® fiber can hold the field-green net coating better than traditional, white-colored base materials.
Another advantage of Ultra Cross Netting? It’s braided rather than knotted. According to third-party testing procedures, knots are one of the most common failure points in stadium netting, because they’re thicker than braids. Systems that use twisted fibers knotted together also lead to thicker netting that obstructs the action. Using Ultra Cross Netting made with braided Black Dyneema® fiber eliminates both problems.