As of January 1, 2019, Promats Athletics of Salisbury and Delhi, NY-based parent company, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc. (SSI) merged forces, consolidating divisions under the SSI entity.
In recent years, several critical injuries associated with batted balls hitting fans in the stands has motivated ballparks across the U.S. to increase protective netting systems. While some fans feel that the netting hinders the viewing experience, most embrace the changes. This is, in part, due to the advances made in netting technology that prioritize exceptional safety and see-through visibility.
Promats Athletics’ new Ultra Cross® Field Green Baseball Netting has taken the market by storm this off-season. Within the first couple months of its release, the low-profile green-coated Dyneema® fiber netting attracted over a dozen Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs, who plan on installing the new product at their home stadiums and/or practice facilities as part of the push for expanded safety netting.
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. The MLB Little League Classic scheduled for August 20 in Williamsport, PA, will feature the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.