Toronto, Ontario - Before COVID-19 began impacting every aspect of people’s lives, the Toronto Blue Jays were gearing up for a new baseball season with renovations to the field at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.
The stadium installed new netting down the foul lines in compliance with Major League Baseball rules designed to protect fans from stray balls. That meant erecting a new wall approximately three feet in front of the existing wall that shields the grandstands along the foul lines. The new wall would hold the anchors for the netting, far enough to keep fans safe from baseballs or players running into the wall.
Covermaster began installing baseball wall padding along the new wall in March but had to pause under coronavirus restrictions, before completing the job in late April. Today the new baseball fence padding, which also covers the railings across the reconfigured dugouts and the gap between the foul line walls, means the popular venue is ready for play to resume.
Athletic wall padding provides superior, long-lasting protection for players, thanks to the attention paid to design and construction. High wear areas, seams, and grommets are reinforced to hold up to stress and impact, and fence padding can be made to custom specifications. Additionally, branding opportunities are available by adding sponsor messages or team logos. Protective wall padding can be ordered in various thicknesses, foam densities, and colors.
Posted July 21, 2020