‘Bark in the Park’ is an American concept where baseball fans have the opportunity to bring their pet dogs to the baseball.
Victoria’s number one baseball team, the ‘Melbourne Aces’, will be hosting a ‘Bark in the Park’ for the third straight year this Sunday, 17 January at 12 Noon, at their lavish home stadium at Melbourne Ballpark in Laverton.
The Greyhound Adoption Program is sponsoring this event for the first time.
Former racing greyhounds Finn, Zorro and Fred Basset (of Hamish & Andy fame) recently caught up with Melbourne Aces stars, American imports Logan Moon and Mike Hill, to promote the event with the dogs lapping up the chance to have a gallop in the fenced off surrounds during the photo shoot.
About one third of the seating at Melbourne Ballpark will be allocated to fans and their pet canines when they take on the Brisbane Bandits in what will be the team’s final home game of the season, and we are calling on owners of pet greyhounds to come show their support and join in the fun.
Read this link to find out if your greyhound is suitable to attend this event. Admission is usually around $12 per person (online), however there is a special offer for our GAP community of free entry to the first 100 people to register! Of course dogs are free and they will also receive their very own doggy admission ticket with giveaways also handed out on the day.
To register for free entry into the game please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount of people and dogs who will be attending. If you have other dogs in addition to greyhounds please fell free to bring them along too as this is an open event for all types of dogs.
Please note: Free admission tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Also, all dogs in attendance must be on leash at all times. There are some stairs that dogs will need to go up to get to the stand but if your dog can’t don’t worry there are viewing areas on the ground where there are no stairs to worry about.
Registrations for the free admission tickets will close at 7am Sunday 17th January 2016.