DAYTON, OH - Ticket sales for Dayton Dragons 2017 home games will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15. The Dragons 18th Opening Day game is set for Thursday, April 6 when they host the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Field at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for Dragons 2017 regular season games can be purchased at the Dragons Box Office located next to the main entry gates at Fifth Third Field and through the following outlets:
- On-line at daytondragons.com.
- By phone by calling the Dragons Box office at (937) 228-2287; or Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at (937) 228-2323.
- In person at any Miami Valley Kroger store, or any Ticketmaster outlet.
The box office will be open throughout the season from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekend game dates, the box office will open at 12:00 noon and close in the seventh inning. The box office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays when the team is on the road.
There is never a convenience charge for tickets purchased at the Dragons box office. There is also no convenience charge for tickets purchased from the Dragons by phone at (937) 228-2287 (a shipping charge is added for tickets that are mailed).
The Dragons are scheduled to play 70 home games during the regular season.
ZOOperstars, Jesse White Tumblers Headline 11 Dates with National Entertainers
National entertainment acts have been booked to perform at 11 Dragons games this season at Fifth Third Field. The special entertainment schedule includes the return of the ZooperStars, a traditional favorite at Dragons games. The 2017 season also includes the first-ever appearance at Fifth Third Field of the Russian Bar Trio (pending confirmation) and the return of the Jesse White Tumblers, who will make two appearances. The schedule also includes the Xpogo Stunt Team, BirdZerk!, Jake the Diamond Dog, and multiple appearances by Team Zoom Canine Entertainment.
The Russian Bar Trio is an incredible high-flying act that has performed on Oprah, Ellen, and America's Got Talent. They will make their first appearance at Fifth Third Field on April 30.
The Jesse White Tumblers are known worldwide and have been performing since 1959. Their acrobatic show has been part of two Presidential Parades and has been seen in numerous NFL, NBA, and MLB stadiums. They will perform at Fifth Third Field on May 21 and again on August 6.
BirdZerk! is well-known for skits that revolve around pranks on players and umpires and acrobatic, synchronized dances. In 2008, BirdZerk! was named as the top minor league baseball promotional act by CNBC sports business columnist Darren Rovell. BirdZerk! will visit Fifth Third Field on June 3.
The ZOOperstars have become a fan favorite at Fifth Third Field based on past performances. These hilarious inflatable characters are based on sports figures with an animal resemblance, such as Clammy Sosa, Cow Ripken, and Ken Giraffey, Jr. The ZOOperstars will perform on June 4.
The Xpogo Stunt Team is the top pogo performance team in the world, flying nine feet in the air and engaging the crowd with flips and tricks. They will visit Fifth Third Field on July 1.
Jake the Diamond Dog is one of the most original acts in baseball. Jake will be delivering the game ball to the pitcher, shagging foul balls, taking water and towels to the umps, playing batboy, and catching Frisbees.
The Team Zoom Canine Entertainment group is already a fan favorite at Fifth Third Field. These unbelievably athletic dogs will perform death-defying leaps and unique tricks at incredible speeds. They will perform four times this season at Fifth Third Field, entertaining Dragons fans on May 18, June 1, July 21, and August 17.
2017 Schedule of National Entertainment Acts at Fifth Third Field
Sunday, April 30: Russian Bar Trio (pending confirmation)
Thursday, May 18: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment
Sunday, May 21: Jesse White Tumblers
Thursday, June 1: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment
Saturday, June 3: BirdZerk!
Sunday, June 4: ZOOperstars
Saturday, July 1: Xpogo
Sunday, July 9: Jake the Diamond Dog
Friday, July 21: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment
Sunday, August 6: Jesse White Tumblers
Thursday, August 17: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment
New "Dragons Lair" at Fifth Third Field
The Dragons have reinvented the group seating section known as the "Dragons Lair" - located in left field - into a new and improved hospitality section. The new Dragons Lair experience will feature newly-designed flooring, furniture, and amenities with an all-inclusive ticket that includes a ballpark buffet and souvenirs. The new Dragons Lair package comes with game tickets and a buffet featuring grilled hamburgers, all beef hot dogs, smoked pulled chicken, smoked pulled pork, mac and cheese, southern-style baked beans, watermelon, fresh-baked cookies, and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. A cash beer and wine bar can be added. Everyone in the group also receives a Dragons hat and Dragons t-shirt.
Group ticket opportunities are also available through the Dragons, including luxury suites, seating in the brand new Dragons Lair, party decks, on the third base side, and on the Lawn at Fifth Third Field. Special benefits are available for groups of 10 to 1,000 fans.
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Overnighters are back at Fifth Third Field in 2017, set for Friday, May 12 and Friday, July 21. Local scouts spend the night at the ballpark and watch a movie on the video board.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Home Run for Life
The Dragons and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have teamed up for their 12th year to showcase the "Home Run for Life" program. This program honors individuals who have shown tremendous strength and courage in fighting serious illnesses. Anthem Home Run for Life nights are May 31, June 14, July 19, August 2, and August 16.
Hometown Heroes American Celebration Nights
In conjunction with the Dayton Development Coalition, American Celebration Nights are back in 2017, on May 20 and August 5, honoring our local servicemen and women. The entertainment theme on these nights is related to the military personnel.
Vectren Community All-Stars
The Dayton Dragons "Community All-Stars" program recognizes unsung community members for their good deeds and efforts. This season, the Dragons and Vectren will honor individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of life in the Miami Valley. Throughout the season, 35 "All-Stars"-anyone from firefighters to first responders, non-profit organizations to Good Samaritans-and their families will receive VIP treatment at a Dragons game in recognition of their service. Community All-Stars nights are set for May 12, June 13, July 24, August 15, and August 24.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.