Dayton Flyers Baseball set for 2 games at Day Air Ballpark on May 21

(courtesy Dayton Dragons)

FINAL TWO GAMES FOR THE FLYERS AT DOWNTOWN STADIUM

DAYTON, OH – The University of Dayton Flyers will play two games at Day Air Ballpark against Atlantic 10 Conference foe George Washington University on Friday, May 21st.  The doubleheader begins at 4:30 p.m., with the second of two 7-inning games at 7:30 p.m.  

May 21 (4:30 p.m.) – University of Dayton vs. George Washington University

May 21 (7:30 p.m.) – University of Dayton vs. George Washington University

The double-header was originally scheduled for April 24th.  All tickets purchased for the games on April 24th versus Saint Louis will be honored on May 21st.

The Flyers (18-25) lost a tight game to George Mason by a final score of 7-6 in their last appearance at Day Air Ballpark on April 16th.  UD proceeded to win its next seven games before losing a doubleheader at West Virginia last week.  UD is currently 8-4 in Atlantic 10 conference play (fourth place) with just four regular season games remaining. George Washington (26-14, 14-6 A10) is in third place overall. Junior shortstop Benjamin Blackwell tops Dayton with a .358 batting average and 1.011 OPS, while junior infielder Noah Levin leads the Colonials with 43 RBI.

“We are very pleased to have some of our local colleges and universities utilize Day Air Ballpark,” said team president Robert Murphy.  “The stadium is a world-class, minor league ballpark, and it is great to open the facility for the players and coaches to compete at our ballpark.  We have updated Day Air Ballpark to welcome back fans safely and are eager to open up the stadium gates.”

The Dayton Dragons have consulted extensively with Kettering Health Network and local and state health departments to ensure a safe return for players, staff, and fans. Safety upgrades include plexiglass installed throughout the building, touchless bathroom fixtures, cashless concessions, proper social distancing measures and signage, digital ticketing, and other COVID improvements.

The public is welcome to attend.  For Dayton students, an RTA bus is free to use beginning in the UD neighborhood and finishing at the plaza in front of Day Air Ballpark.  Due to capacity limitations, a limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $5.00 for children and $8.00 for adults. One ticket can be used for both games on May 21st.. In accordance with new COVID guidelines, tickets will now be digital and must be purchased in advance by going to the Dayton Dragons website. 

Due to Governor’s order on socially distancing at outdoor athletic events, the stadium seating bowl will be limited in its capacity, and it is highly encouraged for fans to get their digital tickets as soon as possible.  Tickets for both games are on sale at this buying link:

·         Promo Code: UD

“At the University of Dayton, we greatly value the student-athlete experience. Opportunities to create new experiences such as this, in a unique downtown setting and in a very well-regarded professional stadium, are extremely valuable to our growing program under Coach King,” noted Neil Sullivan, Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University of Dayton.

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