Kauffman Stadium has a right-field foul pole again

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 19:07:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals are in spring training, but there’s still work to do back at Kauffman Stadium ahead of the 2020 season.

Crews were busy Friday installing a new 33,424-pound foul pole in right field, which eventually will be used to hang additional protective netting to increase fan safety.

According to a Royals spokesman, the 20-inch pipe assembly with 2-inch-thick walls placed today weighs 23,504 pounds.

An additional assembly on top, which should be added next week, weighs 7,632 pounds and the 2-foot fins tack on an additional 2,288 pounds.

The left-field foul pole will be erected early next week, a team spokesman said, with the netting added after that process is complete.