A rendering shows the minor league ballpark being built in Wichita, Kan., where protective netting may stretch to the foul poles. (Courtesy DLR Group) Designer DLR Group ready with changes after foul ball strikes girl at Astros game Developers of a new Triple-A ballpark in Wichita could expand protecting netting to the outfield foul poles after a young girl was hospitalized after being struck by a foul ball at a Houston Astros game. DLR Group, design consultant for the $75 million facility opening in April, has made preliminary changes to its blueprints after project officials sent the firm an email hours after the May 29 incident at Minute Maid Park. “They’re thinking of revisiting it,” said Tom Tingle, DLR Group’s client leader in Kansas City. To this point, no decision has been made to extend netting, Tingle said,. The ballpark development team is expected to address the issue at its next… Continue Reading Wichita Weighs Extending Netting at Ballpark
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