Safety is a big deal when it comes to sports and athletes, and the same thing goes for the fans who come and enjoy the games. Recognizing that fact, the Toronto Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that they'll be upgrading Rogers Centre safety by upgrading their protective netting for fans by next year, 2020. The move comes after an intensifying of the debate around stadium safety in North America.\nThe Rogers Centre - as well as Dunedin Stadium, where the Jays conduct their spring training in Florida - will both see the current netting expand further along the baselines after reports of many injuries to fans throughout the years, reports Sportsnet.\nAndrew Miller, the Blue Jay’s executive vice president for business operations, explained how fan safety is important to the Blue Jays organization and how fans "...should feel protected and secure during our games."\nWe will extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre for the start of the 2020 season. While the exact configuration is TBD, the netting will extend farther down the baselines. pic.twitter.com/92IJmithp1— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2019\n"Extending the protective netting at Rogers Centre and Dunedin Stadium is a clear next step for our organization and one that reflects our team's values," Miller continued.\n"As fans and followers of the game, it is vitally important for us to preserve and enhance the live baseball experience, while also ensuring everyone who visits our ballparks can do so safely."\nThe current netting stretches from one dugout to the next.\nView this post on Instagram 4 straight WWWWins, 5 home runs! Give us your 💪 emojis! #BlueJaysWin A post shared by Toronto Blue Jays (@bluejays) on Aug 1, 2019 at 7:49pm PDT\nThere's no word if the Jays will follow in the same footsteps as the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals, who changed their own respective netting earlier this season, but you can definitely expect to see some changes next year!\nSome fans are totally for the safety-conscious change, but some feel otherwise. They took to Twitter to express their, erm, emotions on the issue.\nVery disrespectful to the game of baseball. Thats what the nosebleed seats are for, people who are scared of the ball!I will not renew my season tickets because i refuse to sit next to fragile fans!— Bobsun Dugnutt (@B0bsunDugnutt) August 6, 2019\nTELL THEM TO GET OFF THEIR CELL PHONES!!— Dave B (@gravy469) August 6, 2019\nPlease wrap it around Skydome on the outside so nobody can get in. You welcome.— Mike Babcock (@BabcockinTO) August 6, 2019\nIt's called Darwinism; pay attention and don't get hit by a ball/bat. If you're scared of getting hit, there are some really nice 300 level seats you can purchase.— Dad Bod (@junk5150) August 6, 2019\nProtecting all those expensive, empty seats is of utmost priority.— Mark M (@Mman222) August 6, 2019\nKeep it the way it is and tell the fans who complained to sit in the nosebleeds. I’m tryna catch a ball one time 😒— October’s very finest 💭 (@octsvryfinest) August 6, 2019\nGreat!! Why can people just pay attention to the game they spent so much money on to come watch?— Craig Dax (@craigsicard) August 6, 2019\nThe netting got an extension before Stroman did.— Darryl (@darryl9393) August 6, 2019\nHowever, while a portion of the Blue Jays fan base took issue with the safety measure, there seem to also be plenty who see the sense in the move and are totally down for it.\nIn particular, some Twitter users seemed shocked by the complaints coming in about the change.\nThis is great news! The net is not as intrusive as it sounds and will help protect fans along the baselines pic.twitter.com/4DFv4nYWJ9— Jeremy (@jeremy_esq) August 6, 2019\npic.twitter.com/UebhPfvJTT— Baver🌹 (@PlayoffPascal) August 6, 2019\nThis is long overdue. Safety cannot be compromised.— RickJohal81 (@RJohal81) August 6, 2019\nLet's put this into perspective for those people who have nothing better to do than complain about everything; WOULD YOU RATHER MLB LOSE A FEW "FANS" BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE SAFTEY OF OTHERS, OR MLB LOSE FANS DUE TO INJURY OR DEATH?— Me (@18hj87Me) August 6, 2019\nCan’t go wrong with safety #bluejays2020— John Brophy (@brophbats66) August 6, 2019\nCan’t come soon enough! And extend it all the way to the foul poles!— Jonathan Woolums🗽 (@JsXtm) August 6, 2019\nAnyway, whether you're for it or against it, you can expect to see a major change come next MLB season.