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Dayton Dragons 2020 entertainment schedule, ticket information


DAYTON, OHIO – Single-game ticket sales for Dayton Dragons 2020 home games are on sale.  The Dragons 21st Opening Night game is set for Thursday, April 9 when they host the Great Lakes Loons at Day Air Ballpark at 7:00 p.m. All 2020 games and events depend on the current coronavirus situation and when it begins to slow down.


Single-game tickets for Dragons 2020 regular season games can be purchased at the Dragons Box Office located next to the main entry gates at Day Air Ballpark and through the following outlets:


  • On-line at
  • 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. (Exceptions:  Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, April 25 are 2 p.m. starts; Sunday, May 17 is a 4 p.m. start; Sunday, May 24 is a 7:00 p.m. start; Monday, May 25—Memorial Day—is a 2 p.m. start).  Gates open one hour prior to game time.


Seven Fireworks Shows on Dragons 2020 Entertainment Schedule


The Dragons will conduct seven Fireworks shows during the 2020 season, presented by Associated Builders and Contractors.  Fireworks can be enjoyed following games on Friday, April 24; Friday, May 8; Saturday, May 23; Saturday, June 6; Saturday, June 13; Saturday, August 1; and Friday, August 28.  Fans are also invited to attend the Dragons game on Friday, July 3 and enjoy the City of Dayton’s annual Fireworks Spectacular after the game at 10:00 p.m.


ZOOperstars, Jesse White Tumblers Headline Dates with National Entertainers


National entertainment acts have been booked to perform at eight Dragons games this season at Day Air Ballpark.  The special entertainment schedule includes the return to Day Air Ballpark of the ZooperStars, a traditional favorite at Dragons games.  The entertainment schedule also includes the Jesse White Tumblers, BirdZerk!, the Russian Bar Trio, Mutts Gone Nuts, and three appearances by Team Zoom Canine Entertainment.


Click the links below to go to the entertainment act’s website


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 Day Air Ballpark on May 17.

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 Day Air Ballpark on June 7.


The ZOOperstars have become a fan favorite at Day Air Ballpark 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 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 Day Air Ballpark on June 12.


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 Day Air Ballpark on August 29.


The Team Zoom Canine Entertainment group is also a fan favorite at Day Air Ballpark.  These unbelievably athletic dogs will perform death-defying leaps and unique tricks at incredible speeds.  They will perform three times this season at Day Air Ballpark, entertaining Dragons fans on May 9, July 23, and August 16.


2020 Schedule of National Entertainment Acts at Day Air Ballpark

Saturday, May 9, 7 pm:  Team Zoom Canine Entertainment

Sunday, May 17, 4 pm:  Jesse White Tumblers

Sunday, June 7, 2 pm:  Russian Bar Trio

Thursday, June 11, 7 pm:  ZOOperstars

Friday, June 12, 7 pm:  BirdZerk!

Thursday, July 23, 7:00 pm:  Team Zoom Canine Entertainment

Sunday, August 16, 2 pm:  Team Zoom Canine Entertainment

Saturday, August 29, 7 pm:  Mutts Gone Nuts


AZEK Dragons Lair at Day Air Ballpark

The AZEK Dragons Lair is a full-service group hospitality area at Day Air Ballpark.  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 Day Air Ballpark and provide the best deal in town.  Get a Dragons ticket, Wendy’s 4 for $4 meal voucher, Dragons hat, and Dragons souvenir bobblehead.  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 special entertainment at Day Air Ballpark.  Plus, kids run the bases after every Wendy’s Friends and Family game.


Friends and Family dates are:

Friday, April 24, 7 pm (Fireworks)

Saturday, May 9, 7 pm (Team Zoom Canine Entertainment)

Sunday, May 17, 4 pm (Jesse White Tumblers)

Sunday, June 7, 2 pm (Russian Bar Trio)

Thursday, June 11, 7 pm (ZOOperstars)

Friday, June 12, 7 pm (BirdZerk!)

Sunday, August 16, 2 pm (Team Zoom Canine Entertainment)

Saturday, August 29, 7 pm (Mutts Gone Nuts)


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 Day Air Ballpark.  Special benefits are available for groups of 10 to 1,000 fans.


Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Overnighters are back at Day Air Ballpark in 2020, set for Friday, June 5 and Friday, July 10. 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 14th 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 27, June 17, August 5, and August 19.


Hometown Heroes Program

Five times during the 2020 baseball season, the Dragons will partner with the Dayton Development Coalition and Reynolds & Reynolds for a season-long tribute to all service men and women past and present.  There will be four special spotlights (April 22, May 25, June 14, July 13) that will each highlight a different aspect or organization involved in the military.  The season-long celebration will wrap up with American Celebration Night on August 1.


Community All-Stars

The Dragons partner with Vectren, Flying Ace Express Car Wash, and Think Patented on the Community All-Stars Program, honoring Dayton’s best individuals and organizations that are improving the quality of life in the Miami Valley. From fire fighters to first responders to volunteers and good Samaritans, the Dragons will honor five community all-stars.  These honorees will be highlighted during a game with a tribute video telling their story.  Dates are April 24, May 28, July 11, July 31, and August 31.


Veterans Salute

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 26, May 17, June 7, July 12, and August 2.

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 26, May 17, May 24, June 7, June 14, July 12, July 26, August 2, August 16, and August 30.  Kids can also run the bases after every Wendy’s Friends and Family game (see list of dates above).


Other Major Events                                                                            Date/s

Little Big Leagues Baseball Camps presented by IGS Energy                    June 15-16, July 23-24

Dragons 5K presented by Orthopedic Associates                                      July 18

Great American Beer Tasting presented by Heidelberg Distributing           August 8

Bob Ross Classic presented by Bob Ross Auto Group                               August 11

Dontatos Pizza Family Movie Night                                                          August 22

Yoga in the Outfield                                                                               August 26




Minor League Baseball issues statement on Coronavirus & 2020 season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued the following statement today:
“In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season. We will continue to monitor the developments and will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a later date. We will work with Major League Baseball and our community partners to resume play as soon as it is safe to do so. The health and safety of Minor League Baseball fans, players and executives is our top priority, and our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak.”

About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. In 2019, Minor League Baseball attracted over 41.5 million fans to its ballparks to see baseball’s future stars and experience affordable family-friendly entertainment that has been a staple of Minor League Baseball since 1901. For more information, visit Follow Minor League Baseball on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.




Dayton Dragons issue statement on Coronavirus

DAYTON, OH — The Dayton Dragons have just learned of the Governor’s order regarding the coronavirus situation and the prohibiting of large gatherings and outdoor events of over 100 people, including stadiums and arenas.  The Dragons’ #1 priority is, and always has been, the health, safety, and protection of our fans, employees, players and coaches.


The Dragons are currently gathering information and working with City, County, and State leaders, as well as public health officials.  The Dragons will be communicating with Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and the Midwest League regarding the current situation.


There is still much to learn prior to the scheduled opening of our 21st season.  When we know more about the start of the 2020 season, we will contact all our ticketing clients, fans, and other members of our community.


Again, the Dayton Dragons’ #1 concern is for the health, safety, and protection of our fans, employees, players, and coaches, as we remain committed to providing the same great customer service and safe, clean, family-friendly entertainment to which our fans have grown accustomed. Our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected.




Dayton Dragons to hold 21st Annual National Anthem tryouts this Saturday

Dayton Daily News and Dayton Dragons are hosting tryouts at the Mall at Fairfield Commons on Saturday, February 22

DAYTON, OHIO – A traditional sign that baseball season is just around the corner in the Miami Valley is National Anthem Tryouts, presented by the Dayton Daily News. Tryouts for national anthem performers for the 2020 season will take place on Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mall at Fairfield Commons.


Finalists will perform the national anthem at Dragons games throughout the season, with the grand prize winner performing on Opening Day 2020 before the Dragons host the Great Lakes Loons on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.


While all time slots have been filled with performers who registered at, there are still opportunities to perform at the tryouts on a stand-by basis.


To register as a stand-by performer, you must come to the Saturday, February 22 tryouts at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. You will receive a stand-by number that will be called when a spot becomes available. Standby performers are not guaranteed a chance to tryout, so interested performers are strongly encouraged to sign up at


A panel of local citizens including media personalities, city officials, and community leaders will be judging the event. The panel will make its selections based on voice quality, creative style, stage presence, and appearance.


The Dragons Green Team as well as mascots Heater and Gem will entertain fans throughout the auditions at the Mall at Fairfield Commons on Saturday.




Dayton Dragons announce registration for 2020 5K Race is underway


Orthopedic Associates Returning as 2020 Dragons 5K Presenting Sponsor


Dayton, Ohio–Registration is underway for the 10th annual Dragons 5K presented by Orthopedic Associates on Saturday, July 18, 2020 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Day Air Ballpark. The event began in 2011 and has become a local tradition as one of the Miami Valley’s largest races with over 2,000 runners and walkers participating annually.


All participants in the race receive four (4) lawn tickets to a Dragons game, Dragons 5K t-shirt, Dragons hat, NEW home plate finisher’s medal, and entry to the post-race party inside Day Air Ballpark.


Additionally, if participants sign up for the race in the first 30 days (by March 1), they will receive a bonus of two (2) stadium seat tickets to a Dragons game in April.


The registration fee is $25 in advance or $30 after July 15. Kids age 17 and under can sign up for $15. People can sign up today to reserve their spot at


Participants may choose to run or walk the course and strollers are also permitted. The race will feature the same great family-friendly entertainment you see at every Dragons game, including Dragons mascots and Green Team! The race course will move through downtown Dayton and end back at Day Air Ballpark for a post-race party.


The post-race party inside Day Air Ballpark is open to all participants and their family/friends. Activities include fruit and water for participants, inflatables, health and wellness booths, and more!


The top three male and female finishers will receive a specially-engraved baseball bat. The top three male and female runners in each age group will be awarded a Dragons Den gift certificate.  Also, top finishing groups and high school running groups will receive great group prizes with the grand prize being a luxury suite at a Dragons game.


For more information on the 2020 Dragons 5K presented by Orthopedic Associates, go to


Orthopedic Associates Returning as Dragons 5K Presenting Sponsor

The Dayton Dragons also announced today that Orthopedic Associates is returning as the presenting sponsor of the Dragons 5K on Saturday, July 18, 2020.


“The Dragons 5K has become a local tradition and we are very excited to have Orthopedic Associates returning as the Dragons 5K presenting sponsor at Day Air Ballpark,” said Robert Murphy, President & General Manager of the Dayton Dragons. “Orthopedic Associates have been the trusted orthopedic provider for the Dayton Dragons team so we are excited for our fans to get to know their amazing staff.”


David Mohler, COO of Orthopedic Associates said, “We are thrilled to once again sponsor the Dragons 5K. As the region’s leader in sports medicine, and especially as a proud orthopedic provider to the Dragons Team, this fun, family event is one of Dayton’s great summer highlights for the community. We encourage everyone to register and participate!”


The 2020 Dragons 5K is being presented by Orthopedic Associates. As the regional leader in comprehensive orthopedic care, Orthopedic Associates’ passion is helping Dayton’s families get back to doing what they love. Orthopedic Associates is proud to be the trusted orthopedic provider serving your Dayton Dragons for more than a decade. Learn more at

Dayton Dragons 2020 5K Start Line



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