Keyholes and Pets; Chase Field got ‘em
Only the Tiger’s Comerica Park and the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field feature a keyhole, or that strip of dirt from the mound to home plate.
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In old time ballparks, groundskeepers used to leave this part of the grounds alone as catchers tromping back and forth to the mound and the poor condition of the fields in general, resulted in the strips of dirt. In modern day ballparks like Chase Field, having a keyhole is about paying homage to baseball legacy.
By far, our favorite part of Chase Field was the PetSmart Patio. Now man’s two favorite things: dogs and baseball can be enjoyed together. That’s right; man’s best friend just got a ticket to the game.
This patio is a place in the stadium where fans can watch the game with their dog! The space comes with access to All-You-Can-Eat hot dogs and…wait for it…yes, a doggie bag special gift!
The heat is no bother for man’s best friend as he enjoys the outdoor and indoor (air conditioned) PetSmart Dog Park which looks like a baseball diamond. Dogs are free to run around during the game and someone will even cleanup after them should they feel the garlic fries passing through.