The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will offer a Sonoran-style hot dog at every home game for $7 at Red Hot Grill locations in sections 126 and 320. In addition, the team has partnered with Univision to offer a special Sonoran Dog Package, El Pa'quetellenes, for only $15 that includes an Outfield Reserve ticket, Sonoran-style hot dog, 24 ounce Pepsi and a coupon for a free cookie from SUBWAY® Restaurants. El Pa'quetellenes, presented by Univision, is available at every D-backs home game and can be purchased online at www.losdbacks.com.
The Sonoran Dog is a hot dog wrapped in mesquite-smoked bacon that is grilled, and then topped with pico de gallo, ranch-style beans and a mayo drizzle. The Sonoran Dog originated in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, Mexico, and is traditionally found in Phoenix, Tucson and Sonora.
The latest in a series of overtures to raise the D-backs' profile in the Hispanic marketplace, the D-backs recently made their third trip to Mexico within the last seven months to help build connections and relationships with officials and citizens in Mexico. D-backs representatives, including Legend Luis Gonzalez, traveled to Mexico City with a contingent of several Phoenix officials, including Mayor Greg Stanton, to meet with officials from the travel and tourism industry detailing the benefits of a visit to Phoenix, including Chase Field.
A D-backs contingent also traveled to Hermosillo last fall for the Opening Night of Hermosillo Naranjeros and returned again earlier this year for the Caribbean Series. The Caribbean Series was held at Estadio Sonora, the new ballpark that was built with the D-backs' input on planning and construction. The ballpark includes several features that resemble the award-winning Spring Training home of the D-backs, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
The D-backs have a long-standing history in Mexico, having played exhibition games in Hermosillo each spring from 2008-10. D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall sits on the Board of Directors of the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the organization worked closely with the World Baseball Classic to host the first round of the tournament in March. The game between Team Mexico and Team USA drew 44,256 fans, the highest attended game of the entire tournament.
In addition, the D-backs will celebrate Dia de los Ninos next Tuesday, April 30, with a visit by D-backs catcher Miguel Montero to the Maricopa Medical Center. In addition, the D-backs will host a group of kids from the Si Se Puede learning centers, in coordination with the Cesar Chavez Foundation and La Campesina 88.3 FM, during a pregame meet and greet with D-backs players on April 30.