Softball Announces Bark In The Park Day

March 20, 2017

DENTON - Grab your four-legged friend and join the Mean Green softball team on Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m. against Southern Miss for the inaugural Bark in the Park game. This game will give fans the chance to sit beside their canine friend while taking in an evening of Mean Green softball.

The first 150 fans in attendance will receive a Mean Green doggie bag dispenser and seating will be available down the first base line for owners and their pets on a first come, first serve basis.

All dogs must be on a leash and accompanied by their owner at all times. Fans are limited to one dog per person. Owners must show proof of vaccinations upon entering the stadium. Care and control of the pet is the sole responsibility of the owner.

All dogs must have the following vaccinations:
• Rabies - given annually, but sometimes can be a three year vaccination.
• DHLP - (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza) - all given annually, sometimes referred to as the Combo Vaccination, especially when it includes Parvo.
• Parvo - given annually, many times this is included in the DHLP and indicated as DHLPP.
• Bordetella - given either every six months or annually. Sometimes referred to as: Kennel Cough OR Tracheobronchitis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Your Dog Right for this Event?
Yes, if your dog:
• Is old enough to be around other dogs and people (at least four months of age)
• Is up to date on all required vaccinations
• Is in relatively good health and can walk up and down flights of stairs
• Does well on-leash and is not overly aggressive toward other dogs or people
• Is friendly toward humans and not excessively fearful
• Is a Mean Green fan!

Probably not, if your dog:
• Is still too young to mix with a big crowd (under four months)
• Is a senior dog that would have trouble navigating stairs and being outside for an extended period of time
• Has aggressive tendencies towards other dogs or humans while on-leash
• Is exhibiting any signs of illness close to the day of the game (cough, nasal discharge, lethargy, diarrhea, etc.). These symptoms can be signs of potentially infectious illnesses and it would be best for your dog, as well as the other dogs in attendance, if they did not attend.

Where should I enter?
Fans and their dog can enter Lovelace Stadium through the main gate behind home plate.

Where Can I Sit?
A designated seating area for fans and their dogs will be available down the first base line.

Does my canine need a ticket?
No, owners will only need to purchase a ticket from the box office on game day.

How many dogs can I bring?
One dog per person.

Where can my dog go to the restroom?
In the fenced bark in the park area.

Where can I get water for my dog?
Water coolers will be provided in the fenced in area.

For more information, email

2017 Mean Green Softball Promotion Schedule

March 26 vs UTSA at 1pm
Theme: Kids Day
Promotion: $1 tickets for Youth Teams, FunZone at main gate
Giveaway: 2017 Softball Schedule Magnet

April 8 vs Southern Miss at 3pm & 5pm
Theme: Alumni Day
Promotion: $5 tickets for all UNT Alumni & presentation between games with softball alumni including 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee, Susan Waters

April 9 vs Southern Miss at 1pm
Theme: Bark in the Park
Promotion: Dog activity area down the first base line
Giveaway: First 150 fans get a light up Mean Green doggie bag dispenser

April 22 vs FAU at 1pm & 3pm
Theme: Organ Donor Awareness Game
Giveaway: 500 Save a Life - Organ Donation green wristband

April 23 vs FAU at 1pm
Theme: Senior Game
Promotion: Pregame presentation with 2017 softball seniors

Season-long promotions:

$1 hot dogs every Wednesday home game. 


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