The Houston Astros have announced that they will extend and upgrade the netting at Minute Maid Park ahead of the club's upcoming homestand that begins Aug. 19.
"Fan experience is always a top priority for the Astros. The Astros have followed Major League Baseball's guidelines regarding netting while providing fans with a choice as to whether they sit in areas with or without protective netting," the Astros said in a statement. "These changes will improve the fan's experience and increase the number of seats behind protective netting. Fans will continue to have the option to sit in areas without netting."
The netting will cover more distance down the foul lines and will be "knot-less" to improve the viewing experience.
A two-year-old fan was struck by a foul ball during a May game between the Astros and Chicago Cubs.