Americans spend about $56 billion to root for their favorite professional sports team each year. According to a 2017 Market Watch report that includes tickets, transportation, and food and beverages. The data is evidence that baseball and football stadiums, as well as tennis and basketball courts, are packed with fans on game day who treasure experiences.
Sports field fences ensure fans remain safe while cheering for their favorite teams, whether home or away. These fences are typically constructed using either galvanized or vinyl chain-link. Today’s chain-link is versatile, durable, flexible, and low-maintenance. It also affords spectators an unobstructed view of the field, track, or court. Metallic color-coated materials offer a smooth finish, prevent rusting, and provide natural aesthetics.
In addition to college-level and professional sports, there are youth and high school sports. You’ll see sports field fences around school tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, and other sports fields. Again, these fences ensure the safety and security of visitors, as well as players. For the love of sports, install durable athletic field fences around your courts, fields or tracks.
A Look Back at Popular Sports
According to the Olympic Games, tennis was invented in England in the 1870s, quickly dethroning croquet in terms of popularity. The game can be played with two to four players and is made up of two to three sets. To win a set, a player or team must win at least six games. Tennis can be played as a professional, youth, or recreational sport. It requires a racquet, a net, and tennis balls.
Baseball, according to the World Baseball Softball Confederation, was the first professional sport. It is played between two teams of nine players on a field with four bases laid out in a diamond. Baseball teams alternate positions as batters and fielders. Hitters get three strikes before they’re “out,” and four balls for a walk. The team that scores the most runs around the bases wins.
Track and Field
Track and field is one of the oldest of sports, originating in ancient Greece. It involves running, jumping for height and distance, and throwing implements for distance. Competitions in track and field are called meets. These meets can be held inside or out. Running events generally take place around a caged 400-meter oval area, while concurrent field events happen within the track’s circumference, according to Scholastic.
Professionally Installed Sports Field Fences
Biddle & Brown Fence Company’s experienced sales, management, and fence installation teams have completed thousands of commercial and industrial jobs over the past 35 years. Whether you’re looking for ornamental iron fencing, automated entrance gates, or sports field fences, Biddle & Brown Fence is the commercial fence contractor to call. We offer the highest quality, durable materials available to ensure your assets are protected from vandalism, theft, and the elements. Contact us today at (602) 456-8999 for more information or to schedule an appointment.