Dragons Single-Game Ticket Sales to begin Wednesday

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By Tom Nichols / Dayton Dragons | March 8, 2018 10:31 AM ET

DAYTON, OHIO - Single-game ticket sales for Dayton Dragons 2018 home games will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14. The Dragons 19th Opening Day game is set for Saturday, April 7 when they host the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Fifth Third Field at 7:00 p.m.

Single-game tickets for Dragons 2018 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 that has a Ticketmaster outlet location

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. Game times are 7pm for Monday through Saturday games, and Sundays are 2pm. Gates open one hour prior to game time.


Mutts Gone Nuts, ZOOperstars 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 nationally-acclaimed comedy dog thrill show, Mutts Gone Nuts. The schedule includes the return to Fifth Third Field of the ZooperStars, a traditional favorite at Dragons games, and the Jesse White Tumblers, who will make two appearances. The schedule also includes the Xpogo Stunt Team, BirdZerk!, the Russian Bar Trio, and multiple appearances by Team Zoom Canine Entertainment.

Mutts Gone Nuts features high flying frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs and more. The act has appeared on the ABC Television program, The View. Recording artist Lee Greenwood called it "the funniest act I have ever worked with," while First Lady Barbara Bush said, "I laughed until I wept."

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 second appearance at Fifth Third Field on April 27.

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 12 and again on August 24.

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 May 18.

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 9.

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 10.

The Team Zoom Canine Entertainment group is 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 April 8, June 21, July 12, and August 30.

2018 Schedule of National Entertainment Acts at Fifth Third Field

Sunday, April 8: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment

Friday, April 27: Russian Bar Trio

Saturday, May 12: Jesse White Tumblers

Friday, May 18: Xpogo

Saturday, June 9: BirdZerk!

Sunday, June 10: ZOOperstars

Thursday, June 21: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment

Thursday, July 12: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment

Saturday, July 14: Mutts Gone Nuts

Friday, August 24: Jesse White Tumblers

Thursday, August 30: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment

AZEK Dragons Lair at Fifth Third Field

The AZEK Dragons Lair is a full-service group hospitality area at Fifth Third Field. The Dragons Lair experience features an all-inclusive ticket that includes a ballpark buffet and souvenirs. It 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. 

Friends and Family Days/Nights

Dragons Friends & Family Days and Nights at Fifth Third Field provide the best deal in town. Get a Dragons ticket, meal voucher, and Dragons hat, a value of over $30. Cost of the package is just $16 for stadium seats, or $12 for lawn tickets. Plus, kids run the bases after every Friends and Family game. 

Friends and Family dates are:

  • Sunday, April 8, 2pm (Team Zoom Canine Entertainment)
  • Friday, April 27, 7pm (Russian Bar Trio)
  • Saturday, May 12, 7pm (Jesse White Tumblers)
  • Friday, May 18, 7pm (Xpogo)
  • Saturday, June 9, 7pm (BirdZerk!)
  • Sunday, June 10, 7pm (ZOOperstars)
  • Thursday, July 12, 7pm (Team Zoom Canine Entertainment)
  • Friday, August 24, 7pm (Jesse White Tumblers)
  • Thursday, August 30, 7pm (Team Zoom Canine Entertainment)

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 2018, set for Friday, May 11 and Friday, July 27. 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 13th 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 April 18, May 30, June 27, July 11, and July 25.

Hometown Heroes Program

Five times during the 2018 baseball season, the Dragons will partner with the Dayton Development Coalition and Leidos for a season-long tribute to all service men and women past and present. There will be four special spotlights (April 11, May 8, June 24, and July 15) that will each highlight a different aspect or organization involved in the military. The season-long celebration will wrap up with a Celebration Night on August 18.

Community All-Stars

The Dragons partner with Vectren on the Community All-Stars Program, honoring individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of life in the Miami Valley. From fire fighters to first responders to volunteers and good Samaritans, the Dragons will honor five. These honorees will appear on the field during a game with a tribute video telling their story. Dates are May 8, June 25, July 30, August 16, and August 27.

Yoga in the Outfield

The third annual "Yoga in the Outfield," presented by The Winery at Versailles, is August 9th at Fifth Third Field. Participants will take part in a light-hearted yoga class suitable for all levels and ages, led by Ignite Yoga.

Kids Run the Bases at every Sunday Game

Following every Dragons Sunday game, kids can enter the playing field and run the bases. Dates are April 8, April 29, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 24, July 15, July 29, August 19, and August 26. All Sunday home games start at 2:00 p.m.

More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling at (937) 228-2287, emailing at dragons@daytondragons.com, or on the web at daytondragons.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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