Fence Near Highway At Ohio Ballpark Gets Taller

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Avon, Ohio (AP) -- The height of a fence at a new ballpark in northern Ohio has been increased to keep foul balls from landing on a nearby highway.

The park in Avon had a 25-foot fence at the property's edge, about 60 feet from interstate 90, to stop any balls headed toward westbound traffic.

The city has now made the 240-foot long fence 35 feet high.

The park is home for the Lake Erie crushers of the Independent Pioneer League.

Avon has no reports of any balls reaching the highway since the ballpark opened June 2.

Mayor Jim Smith says the height extension was added as a precaution.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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