By Tom Nichols
Single-game ticket sales for Dayton Dragons 2019 home games will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. The Dragons will kick-off their season with their 20th Season Celebration Game on Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m. when the 2019 Dragons (Team 20) meet a team of Dragons Alumni still playing in the Cincinnati Reds organization. The Dragons 20th Opening Night game is set for Thursday, April 4 when they host the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Fifth Third Field at 7:00 p.m.
Single-game tickets for Dragons 2019 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 7 p.m. for Monday through Saturday games, and Sundays are 2 p.m. (Monday, Sept. 2 is also a 2 p.m. start). Gates open one hour prior to game time.
Six Fireworks Shows on Dragons 2019 Entertainment Schedule
The Dragons will conduct six Fireworks shows during the 2019 season, presented by Associated Builders and Contractors. Fireworks can be enjoyed following games on Saturday, April 27; Saturday, May 11; Saturday, June 1; Friday, June 21, Saturday, August 10, and Saturday, August 31. Fans are also invited to attend the Dragons game on Wednesday, July 3 and enjoy the City of Dayton’s annual Fireworks Spectacular after the game at 10:00 p.m.
Amazing Tyler, ZOOperstars Headline 12 Dates with National Entertainers
National entertainment acts have been booked to perform at 12 Dragons games this season at Fifth Third Field. The special entertainment schedule includes the first appearance with the Dragons of the Amazing Tyler, an incredible balancing act that has entertained sports audiences for eight years. It also 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.
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The Russian Bar Trio is an incredible high-flying act that has performed on Oprah, Ellen, and America’s Got Talent. They will appear at Fifth Third Field on April 26.
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 11 and again on June 8.
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.” This act will appear at Fifth Third Field on June 2.
Amazing Tyler will make his first appearance at Fifth Third Field in 2019. This amazing performer has entertained fans at sports venues for eight years, balancing wheelbarrows, bikes, Werner ladders, and much more on his face while at the same time dancing to music and engaging the crowd. He will appear at the Dragons game on July 6.
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 August 11.
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 August 22.
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 August 23.
The Team Zoom Canine Entertainment group is also 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 25, May 23, May 30, and June 20 (this appear is sponsored by Great Clips).
2019 Schedule of National Entertainment Acts at Fifth Third Field
Thursday, April 25, 7pm: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment
Friday, April 26, 7pm: Russian Bar Trio
Saturday, May 11, 7pm: Jesse White Tumblers
Thursday, May 23, 7pm: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment
Thursday, May 30, 7pm: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment
Sunday, June 2, 2pm: Mutts Gone Nuts
Saturday, June 8, 7pm: Jesse White Tumblers
Thursday, June 20, 7pm: Team Zoom Canine Entertainment, presented by Great Clips
Saturday, July 6, 7pm: Amazing Tyler
Sunday, August 11, 2pm: Xpogo
Thursday, August 22, 7pm: BirdZerk!
Friday, August 23, 7pm: ZOOperstars
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.
Wendy’s Friends and Family Days/Nights
Dragons Wendy’s Friends & Family Days and Nights include “Dinner and a Show” at Fifth Third Field and provide the best deal in town. Get a Dragons ticket, Wendy’s 4 for $4 meal voucher, and Dragons hat, a value of $38. Cost of the package is just $18 for stadium seats, or $12 for lawn tickets. Each Wendy’s Friends and Family date is scheduled on a day or night that features a special entertainment act at Fifth Third Field. Plus, kids run the bases after every Wendy’s Friends and Family game.
Friends and Family dates are:
- Friday, April 26, 7pm (Russian Bar Trio)
- Thursday, May 23, 7pm (Team Zoom Canine Entertainment)
- Thursday, May 30, 7pm (Team Zoom Canine Entertainment)
- Sunday, June 2, 2pm (Mutts Gone Nuts)
- Saturday, June 8, 7pm (Jesse White Tumblers)
- Saturday, July 6, 7pm (Amazing Tyler)
- Sunday, August 11, 2pm (Xpogo)
- Friday, August 23, 7pm (ZOOperstars)
Group ticket opportunities are also available through the Dragons, including luxury suites, seating in the AZEK 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 2019, set for Friday, May 31 and Friday, July 12. 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 May 8, May 29, June 12, July 3, and August 22.
Hometown Heroes Program
Five times during the 2019 baseball season, the Dragons will partner with the Dayton Development Coalition, SRC, Inc., TACG, and Reynolds & Reynolds for a season-long tribute to all service men and women past and present. There will be four special spotlights (April 12, May 22, June 23, and July 11) 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 10.
The Dragons partner with Vectren and Flying Ace Carwash 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 be highlighted during a game with a tribute video telling their story. Dates are April 16, May 21, June 10, July 25, and August 22.
CareSource’s Veterans Salute program highlights five veteran’s stories during the course of each season. Veterans who are chosen are honored at a Dragons game with an in-game ceremony and provided with VIP treatment during their special night. Dates are April 28, May 23, June 21, July 3, and August 10.
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 14, April 28, June 2, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 14, August 4, August 11, and September 1. All Sunday home games start at 2:00 p.m.
Other Major Events Date/s
Wright State game at Fifth Third Field May 12
Little Big Leagues Baseball Camps June 10-11, July 25-26
Kettering Health Network Public Safety Day July 14
Dragons 5K July 20
Yoga in the Outfield July 28
Bob Ross Classic August 8
Great American Beer Tasting August 17
Dontatos Pizza Family Movie Night August 24