Ballpark Turns Dog Park

San Diego’s PETCO Park is aiming for the history books next month!

The stadium, home to the San Diego Padres, is hoping to set the world record for the most dogs at a professional sporting event. The record-setting attempt will take place during the Wednesday, July 27 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. To help encourage attendance of pets and their owners at the “Dog Days of Summer” event, tickets will be free of charge to accepted applicants courtesy of PETCO.  

An official Guinness World Records representative will be at the event to verify the record and share the result with attendees by the end of the night.

“Last year’s event was our biggest and best yet, which is why we are excited to set the record for the most dogs at a professional sporting event,” says Greg Seremetis, vice president of marketing for PETCO. “At PETCO we are passionate about having our dogs active in all aspects of our life and thanks to our partnership with the San Diego Padres, this includes inviting hundreds of dogs out to the ballpark.”    

Dogs will also have the opportunity to participate in a pre-game “tail” gate party and an on-field pet parade, where prizes will be awarded to costumed dogs in a variety of categories. Once the game has commenced, dogs and their owners are invited to cheer on the Padres from the “Park in the Park” area, which will be closed off to all fans not participating in the “Dog Days of Summer” event.

Applications to attend the event are available online or at any of the 22 San Diego-area PETCO and Unleashed by PETCO locations, while supplies last.  Applications must be submitted by June 20.

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