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White Sox Set Guinness World Records Title at “Bark at the Park”

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890

(CHICAGO) The Chicago White Sox successfully achieved the Guinness Book record for the most dogs attending a sporting event at Tuesday’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians. The annual Bark at the Park event, presented by AvoDerm Natural Pet Foods, Nylabone and PetSmart, hosted 1,122 dogs to win the title.

According to the Chicago White Sox, the event was reviewed by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Adjudicator Michael Empric, and all of the dogs needed to be in certain designated areas in order to be counted in the final record-setting total.

“We received a tremendous turnout for our four-legged friends tonight,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing.  “We are thrilled that the White Sox dog-friendly event has become a storied piece of our tradition, especially as we add a milestone with tonight’s ‘most dogs attending a sporting event’ title through GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™.”

The White Sox was the first major-league organization to create a dog-friendly day at the ballpark in 1996. Bark at the Park at U.S. Cellular Field designated the Outfield Reserved area as the “Dog Zone,” inviting White Sox fans and their dogs to enjoy the game where fans and their pups can relax in the outfield concourse with water stations and fire hydrant “relief” station areas.

Fans followed the Bark at the Park activities throughout the night on White Sox social media with the hashtag #SoxDogs.

Tonight is “Bark at the Park” at U.S. Cellular Field for the White Sox vs. Indians game

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890

The Chicago White Sox are going for a Guinness Book record at tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians.

This time it’s not about RBIs, strikeouts or home runs. It’s all gone to the dogs!

Tonight, the Chicago White Sox is packing U.S. Cellular Field with dogs in it’s annual Bark at the Park event in attempts to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most dogs attending a sporting event.

There are specific instructions that fans are requested to follow, which are dire to the achievement of the record.

Below are the instructions for fans of two and four legs.

 

  1. Gates to the ballpark will open at 5:40 p.m. Fans that registered early enough for the Pregame Parade have received their Parade Passes and should arrive at Gate 1 by 6 p.m. to ensure your spot. The parade will begin sometime before 6:30 p.m.
  2. Fans without a Parade Pass should arrive at Gate 1 by 6:30 p.m. to ensure you and your dog make it through security before first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
  3. Please ensure your dog’s ticket is scanned as you enter the ballpark at Gate 1, so your dog counts towards our Guinness World Record attempt.
  4. In order to achieve this record, all dogs must be in their seats for a designated ten minutes, so please be in the Outfield seating bowl no later than the end of the 2nd inning as the ten minute clock will start at the top of the 3rd inning. Any dogs that leave the seating bowl or are in the concourse during this designated ten minutes will count AGAINST our efforts to achieve this record.
  5. A countdown clock will be featured on the right field videoboard.
  6. During the ten minute countdown, we will be taking a “group photo.” If we are able to achieve the record, we will send you a digital copy of this photo commemorating your part in this historic event!

Source: Bark at the Park | Chicago White Sox

 

Photo from the White Sox Promotional Website
Photo from the White Sox Promotional Website

Sox Going For Record Dogs at Ballpark ​

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890
(CHICAGO) The Chicago White Sox are going to try and set a Guinness World Record and they need their fan’s help.
The White Sox are inviting fans and their dogs to the ballpark September 13 to try and set the Guinness World Record title for most dogs attending a sporting event. The Sox take on Cleveland that night with a 7:10 first pitch.
Reviewed by a Guinness officials, the title requires a minimum of 1,000 dogs to be present in the ballpark for the game. Additional instructions for fans who purchase Bark at the Park tickets will be shared prior to the game via email.
Tickets for Bark at the Park are available for $20, which include one human ticket and one dog ticket. Advance purchase of Bark at the Park tickets is required by Tuesday, September 6. Fans interested in purchasing tickets for Bark at the Park should e-mail DogDay@chisox.com.
The White Sox were the first major-league organization to create a dog-friendly day at the ballpark in 1996.