PLAY BALL! The Cincinnati Reds just opened their season, and our own Dayton Dragons, a High-A affiliate of the Reds, followed on Friday, April 5 with their 24th season of baseball in the Midwest League. 

The Dragons continue to be a Dayton favorite, and Day Air Ballpark is hands-down one of the best places in the country to see a baseball game! To celebrate the return of baseball to downtown Dayton, we’ve put together a short list of 5 Fun Facts about the Dragons and the 2024 season!

1. The Dragons Boast the Longest Sellout Streak in North American Professional Sports

The Dragons are one of Dayton's top attractions and one of the most successful teams in professional baseball. The Dragons have sold out a record 1,507 consecutive home games over the past 23 years–the longest sellout streak in North American professional sports! But that streak is always in jeopardy as the 2024 season is in session, the Dragons need your help to keep it alive. Snag your Single game tickets now to keep the streak alive. Check out the video above, highlighting the Dragons’ commitment to the community, and let’s show our Dragons some love in return!

2. Dragons Kids Club Offers Affordable Family Fun

Dayton Dragons mascot Heater with kids

The Dayton Dragons Kids Club returns for its 11th year in 2024 and offers a great family fun value. The full package of the Dragons Kids Club is just $29.99 per child. Each Kids Club member receives:

  • Dragons Limited Edition Black Jersey
  • Dragons Crossbody Bag
  • Dragons Hat
  • Hot Head Burritos Kids Meal Voucher
  • Two (2) Dragons Lawn Tickets
  • Dragons Fun Zone Pass

Parents can sign up their children online at, in person at the Dragons Den team store during Dragons games, by emailing or by phone at 937-228-2287.

*After every day game, kids can run the bases at Day Air Ballpark (at the conclusion of the game). For those interested, kids will line up and go down the steps between Section 104 and Lawn A. When they get to the bottom of the steps, they move over to Section 105 to enter the field.

3. Downtown Dayton’s Water Street District, Home to Day Air Ballpark, is Booming!

A view of Day Air Ballpark from The Foundry at the AC Hotel Dayton

The Dragons’ home, Day Air Ballpark, is located in the heart of the vibrant Water Street District–one of the hottest locations in Dayton! By late 2024, developers will have completed $250 million worth of projects in the area. The Water Street District is home to the AC Hotel Dayton, that offers spectacular views of the ballpark from its rooftop restaurant, The Foundry. You can find the Moeller Brew Barn, part of the Dayton Ale Trail, next to the stadium, as well as a number of dining options within walking distance. Performing arts venues like the Schuster Center and Victoria Theatre are also located nearby. Numerous housing options are part of the Water Street District, including the Sutton and Monument apartments, and The Delco, is a residential/office/retail complex located in the former Medelsons Liquidation Outlet building. 

4. The Major Leaguers of Tomorrow Are In Dayton Today

Dayton Dragons Sal Stewart, Rhett Lowder, Cam Collier

Have you seen these guys in person? If not, now's your chance. You'll be able to say, "I saw them before they Cincinnati Reds players!" 

Sal Stewart, born in Miami, Florida, is 20 years of age and is the Dragons' third baseman. Also a third baseman for the Dragons is Cam Collier who is 19 years of age and was born in Chicago, Illinois. Rhett Lowder, born in Albemarle, North Carolina, is 22 years of age and is a pitcher for the Dragons. 

5.  So, How Many Dragons Players Have Gone on to the Majors?

Joey Votto playing for the Dayton Dragons

Glad you asked! To date, 142 former Dragons players have played in the Major Leagues, including 14 rookies in 2022. There were 46 former Dragons in the Major Leagues in 2022 including 23 with the Reds. A few Dragons who have gone on to notable Major League careers include Austin Kearns, Adam Dunn, Joey Votto (pictured), Homer Bailey, Jay Bruce and Johnny Cueto.

Want to send fan mail to a CURRENT Dragons player? Fan mail can be sent to:

Coach or player's name
Dayton Dragons
Day Air Ballpark
PO Box 2107
Dayton, OH 45401-2107

Get Your Tickets and Cheer on the Dragons!

The Dragons are scheduled to play 66 home games during the regular season. Game times are 7:05 p.m. for Tuesday through Saturday games, and Sundays are 1:05 p.m.

Dayton Dragons 2024 Season Schedule

Tickets can be purchased at the Dragons Box Office located to the left of the main entry gates at Day Air Ballpark and through the following outlets:

  • Online at
  • By calling the Dragons Box Office at 937-228-2287
  • Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 937-228-2323

The Dragons Box Office will be open throughout the season from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekend game dates, the Dragons Box Office will open at 11 a.m. and close in the seventh inning. The box office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays when the team is on the road.

Be sure to download our FREE Visit Dayton app to help you plan your trips to the ballpark. We’ll see you at the game!