The Chicago White Sox haven’t had a lot to brag about this season, but on Tuesday night they accomplished something that no sports team in the world has ever achieved.
That feat involved some four-legged friends and a dogged determination to succeed, as the White Sox broke the Guinness World Record for most dogs attending a sporting event, according to the venerable institution.
According to the White Sox and Guinness, there were 1,122 dogs at U.S. Cellular Field for the team’s game against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night, shattering the world record.
“We received a tremendous turnout for our four-legged friends tonight,” Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior VP of Sales and Marketing, said in a statement Tuesday night. “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 played up the "Bark in the Park" event as a world record attempt, drawing in fans with the promise of a special seating area reserved for owners and their pooches and portable relief and water stations in the outfield concourse.
The successful promotion was paired up with success on the field, as the White Sox blew out the Indians 8-1 in the game.