Queretaro, Mexico, Oct 19 (EFE).- Mexican stadium La Corregidora, in the city of Queretaro, prides itself since Tuesday on being the world’s first soccer arena with a “pet-friendly” space.
In the stalls area, located in the lower part of the structure, Queretaro prepared a space with 16 places for fans who attended with their dogs to watch the Apertura tournament match Gallos Blancos won 2-1 at Monterrey.
In the area, windows were established that reduced noise for pets.
Each space was equipped with “boxes” for up to four people and two medium-sized pets. The “pet friendly” area has resting pens to keep animals safe while owners shop or go to the bathroom.
The conditioning of the space was given by the company Mars Petcare Mexico, which is in charge of the place and will have specialized personnel prepared to receive pets.
The corporate affairs manager of Mars Pet Nutrition Mexico, Roman Delgado said the space also has two rest and bathing areas for dogs.
Company workers welcome pets from the moment they arrive by vehicle, in a special parking area, and then accompany them to their place, in the south stalls.
The furry ones who attend a game at La Corregidora must meet certain requirements, including having all their vaccinations, being accompanied by an adult and passing a conduct test.
The Gallos fans had a favorable response to this initiative, said Queretaro’s Commercial and Marketing Director Sergio López Vital, who said fans have acquired tickets to attend football with their pets since the announcement.
Fans consulted by EFE celebrated the experience of being able to attend a soccer game with their furry friends. EFE