Some places have “Bring Your Dog To Work Day.”
Well the Padres are taking it a step further.
The Padres unveiled another addition to Petco Park Wednesday in the form of “The Barkyard.”
This new invention consists of six sets of dog-friendly box seats in left-center field during Padres home games.
Each of the six boxes in The Barkyard can accommodate up to four people and two dogs.
It’s to encourage baseball fans to bring their dogs to the ball park and get a good view of the game.
“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.”
Ticket prices for the “Barkyard” will vary on a per-game basis but start at $100 a pop.
One caveat is that all four tickets for each space must be purchased together, regardless of the number of attendees.
The Barkyard area used to be called the Picnic Terrace, and has a designated entrance from K Street in the Park at the Park.
There is a check-in area staffed by a Petco brand ambassador and a watering station near check-in as well.
A Padres pet concierge also will be on-hand to escort fans and their dogs to and from the location.
The Padres opened up an 8-game homestand Wednesday night against Seattle and are home for 15 of their next 18 contests in June.