ASTM F2000 - 10

    Standard Guide for Fences for Baseball and Softball Fields

    Active Standard ASTM F2000 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    Significance and Use

    This guide sets forth minimum standard requirements for use in local codes and ordinances relating to baseball and softball fencing.

    This guide does not have the effect of law, nor is it intended to supersede local codes and ordinances of a more restrictive nature.

    Studies, as listed in Annex A1, have been referenced as the basis for certain recommendations in this guide and will assist those who intend to provide protection against injuries or fatalities associated with anticipated thrown or batted balls and bats as well as passage to or from a baseball or softball field. This would include, but not be limited to, state and local governments, model code organizations, building code groups, and consumers. It is understood that the format will vary depending upon the specific use and local conditions.

    Articles and studies have noted that fencing for baseball and softball sports, or both, should exist for baseball and softball sports outfields, backstops, sidelines, players on-grade benches, below-grade dugouts, and spectator seating.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides recommended minimum requirements for various types of fences used in softball and baseball ballfields and other sports facilities, and practices for installation.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A392 Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    A491 Specification for Aluminum-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    A700 Practices for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

    F552 Terminology Relating to Chain Link Fencing

    F567 Practice for Installation of Chain-Link Fence

    F626 Specification for Fence Fittings

    F668 Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin and Other Polymer-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric

    F1043 Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Steel Industrial Fence Framework

    F1083 Specification for Pipe, Steel, Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded, for Fence Structures

    F1183 Specification for Aluminum Alloy Chain Link Fence Fabric

    F1345 Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    F1664 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Other Conforming Organic Polymer-Coated Steel Tension Wire Used with Chain-Link Fence

    NFPA Documents

    NFPA70 National Electric Code (NEC)

    CPSC Document

    CPSCStaffRecommendat

    BOCA Document

    BOCANationalBuilding

    ANSI/IEEE Document

    ANSI/IEEEC2 National Electric Safety Code


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49161519(Baseball backstops or fences); 49161503(Baseballs)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2000-10

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