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Diamondbacks to admit dogs to Sunday games

By Christopher Gaine
Jan 23, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; A dog runs through snow on seventh street NW in Washington, DC. A major blizzard, Winter Storm Jonas , is expected to dump close to two feet of snow in the mid-Atlantic and northeast region this weekend. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY NETWORK
Jan 23, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; A dog runs through snow on seventh street NW in Washington, DC. A major blizzard, Winter Storm Jonas , is expected to dump close to two feet of snow in the mid-Atlantic and northeast region this weekend. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY NETWORK /
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The Arizona Diamondbacks just became one of the most pet-friendly teams in baseball.

The team announced today that Chase Field would be opening a section for fans with pets, the “PetSmart Patio” behind the left-centerfield wall starting this season. There will also be a dog park, “PetSmart Park” to take your dog to play outside the stadium.  PetSmart Park will have both outdoor and indoor sections so your dog can cool off on a hot Arizona night. For fans who don’t have dogs, PetSmart will open a pet adoption station at the stadium.
This will all be done as part of the “Dog Days of Summer” promotion.

“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,” Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer, PetSmart, Inc., said in a Diamondbacks’ press release.

These promotions will be available for all 13 of the Diamondbacks’ Sunday home games. There will be concessions for dogs as well, such as dog-friendly ice cream and other snacks for pets. All fans who bring a dog to the game will receive a “PetSmart Doggy bag,” filled with free dog-care items from PetSmart.

“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,” Diamondbacks president and chief executive officer Derrick Hall said in the 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 first “Dog Days of Summer” game will be April 10 against the Cubs.

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