Arizona D'Backs Introducing the First Ever MLB Bark Park
March 1, 2016
If you’re a dog lover, then this is too awesome not to post. This season the Arizona Diamondbacks are becoming the first team to create dog-friendly ballpark in the new U.S. Teaming up with the Phoenix-based Petsmart, the venue will be appropriately named, PetSmart Patio and open on Sundays all-season long to dog owners. Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamonds, will offer exclusive seating and a grassy play area nearby. Dogs will be able to chase balls, even run bases if they’re trained to. The Petsmart Patio will be located along the main concourse behind the left-center field wall and will feature a family-friendly atmosphere with multi-tiered seating. For each of the 13 Sunday home games, pets can enjoy concessions like dog-friendly ice cream and receive a doggie bag with complimentary items from Petsmart.
"We are seeing more and more establishments open up their facilities to pets - whether it's coffee shops, retail stores, hotels or restaurants. We at PetSmart truly value the time pet parents spend with their beloved pets, and we want to help enrich the experiences they share together - including a baseball game," said Eran Cohen to MLB.com, chief customer experience officer, PetSmart, Inc. "PetSmart's home office is based right here in Phoenix, and we are thrilled to partner with the D-backs, our hometown team, on this first-ever ballpark experience with a season-long, dedicated space so fans can enjoy a Sunday ball game with their best friends or even expand their families through pet adoption."
Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry. There will be a PetSmart adoption spot that will feature adoptable dogs ready to find their forever home.
"Bark at the Park has always been a popular event at Chase Field, and now we are thrilled to offer fans the opportunity to bring their dogs to our games every Sunday to a new destination designed specifically for them. For many households a pet is an extension of their families and the D-backs are excited to partner with PetSmart to provide a family-friendly atmosphere for all family members, including our canine friends," said D-backs president and chief executive officer, Derrick Hall in a statement.
If that wasn’t enough each game will have an MVP– Most Valuable Pup - on the jumbotron
The first Sunday home game will be April 10 vs. the Chicago Cubs. Ticket packages are now available to purchase. Suddenly there is a no meaning to the “Dog Days of Summer”.