I have received a number of calls over the winter looking at the possibility of constructing a new backstop wall and installation of a new backstop netting system. A typical netting and wall system that is engineered to withstand wind, snow, and ice loads can run in the range of $30,000 - $60,000 depending on the size and finishings. Below is a brief recap of a project J&D Turf completed in 2013.
J&D Turf worked with Greensburg High School to complete the design, engineering and installation process for their new backstop wall, net, and padding.
The goals were the following:
- Improved slight lines.
- Improved protection for fans by increasing the net height between the dugout to 25 ft.
- Overall, a better look for the field.
Here are a few photos:
The backstop before:
The backstop before the wall padding was added. Notice the bottom of the net was stretched and laced to fit using coated twine:
The finished product:
The Pirates now have a netting system that will last, and improved slight lines and safety for all spectators.
Are you looking into a new wall and netting system for your playing surface? Please let us know, we will be happy to assist in the design and installation to ensure a successful project.
Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf.