CM Espinal Congratulates NY Yankees on Extending Safety Netting

Rafael Espinal, New York City Council  Credit: Council.NYC.gov

Rafael Espinal, New York City Council Credit: Council.NYC.gov

On May 10, 2017 Council Member Espinal first introduced legislation requiring NYC major and minor league ballparks to extend protective netting.

Following the Yankee’s announcement on Sunday that the team will significantly expand their protective netting at Yankee Stadium, Council Member Espinal (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement:

“I applaud the Yankees on stepping up to the plate and doing right by their fans. Just as their fans have been loyal to them, today the Yankees have shown their loyalty to their fans. Thank you to all those who have raised awareness of this issue and advocated on behalf of public safety. My thoughts are with those who have been injured as I am positive that many future incidents will be prevented because of this action. I will withdraw plans to hold a public hearing on my legislation to require extended netting and thank both the Mets and Yankees for showing their leadership. Congratulations.”

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