Canine Nats fans sell out Nationals “Pups in the Park” day

Let Teddy Win Dog T-ShirtThe Nats have not sold out a game since opening day, but maybe they were targeting the wrong audience.

This Saturday marks the return of “Pups In the Park,” a promotion the team began last year in which the Washington Nationals open the gates of Nationals Park to their furry fans.

While regular seats remain available for the 1:05pm game vs. the Florida Marlins, the Dog Tickets are apparently a complete sellout.

The special $5.00 Dog Tickets allow fans to sit with fido in the Left Field Mezzanine, sections 201 through 203 (human seats are still $20.00). The area will feature a sod grass section behind the stands for dogs who’ve had too much beer, and dog walkers from Fetch! Pet Care are on hand to let you visit the concessions yourself.

The first-ever “pup parade” is a new addition. Fans will be invited to walk their dogs around the warning track before the game, so Josh Willingham, please watch where you step in left field Saturday.

Dog Tickets are on sale now for the second Pups in the Park day, which will be Sunday, August 29.

UPDATE: A day after this post, the August 29 date sold out as well! Clearly the Nationals need to look into expanding their canine capacity for this popular event.

UPDATE #2: The Nats have added a section for the August 29 date, so tickets are available again!

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6 Responses

  1. Who does the marketing for the Nats? I get their “insider” e-mails and the first I hear of Saturday’s Pups In The Park was via the Let Teddy Win facebook message! Ironically, I’m going to the game friday night but I definitely would’ve taken my golden retriever Munson to the game Saturday as well if I had only known. I had the same issue with the Nats and this event last season. Going to buy my tickets for August right now…

  2. Travis, I don’t know when this was scheduled. The first I heard about it was within the last week or so. It’s not on the Nats promotion calendar. I will share this feedback with the marketing folks I’ve met from the team.

  3. Thanks, PRF. I noticed that this morning the August date is now sold out as well. I’m glad ya’ll posted it when you did because I got my tickets for August yesterday.

  4. I will update the post. Clearly the Nats need to expand their canine capacity for 2011!

  5. Geraldine loves baseball, I brought her to the game last year and she had to sit in the car. So I next said next year, well to my surprise!
    Please find away have more four legged dog days this year. In many way they are more humane than the two legged.
    Bow wow wow wow, yippie O ki-yeah

  6. FYI, they’ve opened up section 203 as well. Get your tickets while they last!

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