MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins have announced plans to enhance fan safety at Target Field.

The baseball club says it will be extending the safety netting prior to the 2018 season. The Twins will raise the height of the existing protective netting above the dugouts from seven feet to 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).

“Since opening in 2010, Target Field has earned a reputation as one of the most intimate venues in all of sports, with lower level seats located closer to home plate than any other MLB venue,” Twins President & CEO Dave St. Peter said in a news release. “With that reality in mind, we feel extending the ballpark’s netting is in the best interest of our fans. In addition to ensuring fan safety, we are also committed to installing the best available netting product aimed at minimizing obstructed views for our fans.”

The Twins added 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.