So, I’ve got some bad news – there’s no Puppypalooza at Progressive Field this year. I didn’t get an answer from the Indians (through Twitter) when I asked why, but I am assuming it’s because of the new Corner Bar that’s now in the same space they previously held Puppypalooza.
Lucky for us though, it’s not the only game in town. Thanks to minor league teams and area MLB teams, there are other opportunities to get your baseball loving dog out to a game.
Here are some other options for dog-friendly baseball watching this summer:
July 28 & Aug. 11 – Lake Erie Captains Bark in the Park
Bring your dog to Classic Park to watch the Lake Erie Captains take on the Lansing Lugnuts on July 28 or the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Aug. 11. Dog owners can purchase $5 dog passes for the game and a portion of the proceeds will benefit local animal charities. Visit http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t437 for more info.
June 10 & Aug. 19 – Akron Rubber Ducks Bark in the Park
Bring your furkids to Canal Park to watch the Akron Rubber Ducks take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on June 10 or the Harrisburg Senators on Aug. 19. Visit http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t402 for more info.
June 14 – Lake Erie Crushers
Bring your dog to watch the Lake Erie Crushers take on the Washington Wild Things at their park in Avon. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.lakeeriecrushers.com/tickets/individual/
Nearby MLB games:
It’s a good thing the Pirates are in the National League, because I think I have a new favorite baseball team. The Pittsburgh Pirates host Pup Nights at PNC every Tuesday home game. That gives you 10 chances to take your dog out to a game this summer. Tickets are $30 for dog and human. For more information visit: http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/pit/ticketing/pup_night_form.jsp
Ugh and the Reds. I don’t want to be a Cincinnati Reds fan, but they are hosting dog night four times this summer! All area baseball teams are really showing up the Indians’ in their love for dogs. Boo. Check out http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=cin for more info on their Bark in the Park games.
If you want to find more dog friendly baseball game options, check out Go Pet Friendly’s list of all the games throughout the U.S. http://gopetfriendlyblog.com/dog-friendly-baseball-games-2015-schedule/
And, if you go to any games don’t forget to share your photos with me by using the hashtag #dogsinthecle on Instagram or Twitter.