The Major League Baseball (MLB) team out of Arizona, the Diamondbacks, play their games at Chase field in downtown Phoenix. Not unlike many other teams, some games there were known as “dog-friendly” events, often titled “Bark at the Park.” What sets the Diamondbacks apart, is that now Chase Field will be dog-friendly for a lot more games, thanks to the new PetSmart Patio and PetSmart Park!
The Diamondbacks have partnered up with PetSmart, a national pet supply retailer in the United States, and have created a space for baseball fans to enjoy a beautiful summer day at the ballpark with their families, furry, four-legged ones included. This is set to begin with the coming 2016 MLB season.
Along with the PetSmart Patio, there will also be PetSmart Park. The patio will be along the main concourse level, behind the center field wall, just off to the left. It will include multi-tiered seating areas for families and dogs, providing everyone with a comfortable space to watch the game.
If your dog is still a puppy, or finds themselves restless during the game, not to worry. That’s what the PetSmart Park is designed for! The park will be a combination indoor/outdoor play area, similar to many dog parks in cities all over the world. The indoor part of the park will even be climate controlled, so no one has to worry about overheating in the hot, Arizona sun.
This newer version of their existing “Bark at the Park” program will also be altered to provide ticket packages and food options not just for the human baseball fans, but for the dogs as well. All of the available home games will even feature doggy ice cream cakes, complete with kibble toppings! There will also be other snacks available for the dogs.
“We are excited to create a unique dog-friendly area of our ballpark and can think of no better way than to partner with Phoenix-based PetSmart,” said Diamondbacks president and CEO, Derrick Hall in a press release. “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.”
The tickets for the Dog Days of Summer are available now. The first home game will be on April 10th against the Chicago Cubs. You can visit the Diamondbacks’ website for more information by clicking here, or calling their box office at 602-462-4600.