UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Rangers Begin To Raise Railings At Ballpark After Fan's Death

The Texas Rangers will begin to raise railings around the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington during this offseason after one fan fell to his death when attempting to grab a ball thrown from the field of play, according to ESPN.

Shannan Stone, a local firefighter, died July 7 when attempting to catch a ball thrown to him from Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Stone fell approximately 20 feet in an area between the fence and the stands along the outfield wall at the park.

"We accomplished what we want to accomplish," said Rob Matwick, Rangers executive vice president of ballpark operations. "We got the structural integrity we were looking for."

The Rangers expect the project to be completed before Opening Day on April 6.

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again