As a provider of athletic safety netting systems, Promats Athletic has led the way with their popular Ultra Cross® Braided Dyneema® net. The nearly invisible product is used at countless MLB, MiLB, and NCAA baseball stadiums across the country. It’s hard to imagine that this widely valued product could get much better – but it did.
For the second year, Promats Athletics was chosen to transform a baseball park into a temporary MLB stadium for the organization’s special regular-season game that celebrates family, community, and of course, baseball.
To protect players from injury at its sparkling new Sun Trust Park, the Atlanta Braves selected Promats Athletics to supply all protective padding for their new 41,000-plus seat stadium. The agreement marked the continuation of a long relationship between the Braves and Promats, which had padded the Braves’ previous home, Turner Field.
Salisbury’s very own Promats Athletics may be in the business of stadium field wall padding year-round, but it’s only once a year they get to show off their product at one of the nation’s most popular sporting events.
Over the 17 years that BaseballParks.com has presented its Ballpark of the Year Award, the winners have always been new stadiums meant to be utilized for decades. Not this year. The 2016 BaseballParks.com Ballpark of the Year is Fort Bragg Field, the facility built by Major League Baseball to host one game. But, oh, what a special game it was! The honor is given annually to the new or remodeled pro baseball stadium with the best combination of site selection, exterior appearance, architectural design, and fan amenities.
Promats Athletics of Salisbury, NC has been selected as the official supplier of athletic equipment at the upcoming Fort Bragg Game in Fayetteville, NC. The event, which is the first Major League Baseball game hosted on an active military base, is scheduled for Sunday, July 3 and will feature the Atlanta Braves vs. the Miami Marlins.
In April 2016, a competitor posted a video of in-house testing of Ultra Cross Braided Dyneema® netting, claiming that traditional #18 knotted netting was far superior. The test was conducted using a 30”x30” section strung tightly on a fixed metal framework. In this non-realistic configuration, the Ultra Cross failed, but we knew better.
What does the commercial fishing industry have to do with Major League Baseball’s recommendations to improve ballpark safety for its fans in 2016? For Promats Athletics, which played a prominent role installing tension backstop netting systems for major league teams this off-season, the answer is Ultra Cross Braided Dyneema® netting.
Competition on the playing field is dictated by rules of the game, in business the rules are less clear, at least for some. Recently, we had a competitor post results of a self-claimed "rigorous" test, where they compared our industry preferred Ultra Cross braided, knotless Dyneema® netting to the traditional #18 twisted and knotted product offered by many in the industry. Their intent was to “…shed some light on the mystery of Ultra Cross netting…”.
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said Saturday that no season ticket-holders have given up their seats or asked to be moved to a different section because of the expanded protective screens soon to be installed at Fenway Park.
Promats Athletics manufactures athletic wall padding, netting systems, and sports equipment for stadiums, recreation centers, schools, and universities throughout the United States. Our focus on safety, functionality, and durability has made Promats Athletics the industry leader for over 30 years. Let us help you transform your outdoor or indoor venue into a state-of-the-art facility. We look forward to working with your organization every step of the way – from design to installation.