SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Padres and Petco today announced The Barkyard presented by Petco, consisting of six semi-private, premium dog-friendly box seats in Petco Park's left-center field, available for every Padres home game. The Barkyard allows dog-loving fans to experience America's favorite pastime with their best friend by their side, in an elevated backyard-inspired setting. Debuting today, ahead of Petco's annual Dog Days of Summer event tomorrow, tickets in The Barkyard are now available for purchase for Padres home games beginning June 13 through the remainder of the 2016 season.
"At Petco, we know the best part of being a pet parent is simply spending time together, making memories and strengthening our relationship with our pets, so we love seeing more and more public venues make moves to include our four-legged family members," said Brad Weston, President and Chief Merchant for Petco. "We're extremely proud to help our own San Diego Padres introduce The Barkyard at Petco Park as a new way for pet parents to create unique experiences with their dogs all season long."
Each of the six boxes in The Barkyard can accommodate up to four people and two dogs. All four tickets for each space must be purchased together, regardless of the number of attendees. Ticket prices vary by game, but start at $100 per game for each of the six Barkyard boxes. Formerly a row of the Picnic Terrace group space, The Barkyard will feature a designated entrance from K Street in the Park at the Park, a check-in area staffed by a Petco brand ambassador, and a watering station near check-in. A Padres pet concierge also will be on-hand to escort fans and their dogs to and from The Barkyard.
Conveniently located just a short walk from the designated Pet Relief Area in the Park at the Park, The Barkyard is tailored to your pet's needs. Each box in The Barkyard offers umbrellas to protect dogs from the sun and specially selected easy-to-clean artificial turf that does not retain heat, to ensure every pup's paws stay cool. The Barkyard will offer an in-seat menu by The Patio in Left Field. The Patio also will offer a complimentary homemade treat for each canine fan in attendance. Every person in attendance in The Barkyard will leave with a swag bag featuring treats, toys and other goodies, compliments of Petco. Two renderings of The Barkyard are included, for example purposes only.
"The Padres are continuously looking for new ways to offer our fans a unique ballpark experience, and with that in mind, we are proud to unveil The Barkyard," said Padres Vice President, Corporate Partnerships Sergio Del Prado. "Given our longstanding partnership with Petco, it's only natural that Petco Park would become the first Major League Baseball venue to welcome fans together with their dogs in a dedicated space at every home game."
Fans wishing to purchase tickets in The Barkyard must apply online, submitting information including vaccination records, license number and other details about their dog. Those fans with dogs that have already been approved in 2016 for Dog Days of Summer will automatically be eligible to purchase tickets in The Barkyard. More information, including guidelines and application information can be found at www.padres.com/barkyard. Those wishing to reserve the entire space should contact the Padres group sales department at 619.795.5010 or email@example.com.
The Barkyard joins an existing lineup of dog-friendly elements of the long-term partnership between Petco and the Padres, including Petco Adoption Sundays, the annual Dog Days of Summer event, Bark at the Park events and the annual Padres & Puppies Pet Calendar giveaway in conjunction with the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
About Petco and the Petco Foundation
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,430 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 115 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $150 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.
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