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April 3, 2024 – Midwest League (MWL)
Dayton Dragons News Release

Day Air Ballpark, home of the Dayton Dragons
Day Air Ballpark, home of the Dayton Dragons
(Dayton Dragons)

DAYTON, OHIO – The Dayton Dragons are set for their 24th season at Day Air Ballpark in the heart of the Water Street District. The Dragons will host 66 games in Dayton in 2024 against Midwest League opponents.

The Dragons provide a strong focus on affordable family entertainment as part of the experience at Day Air Ballpark. Dragons mascots Heater and Gem, the Green Team, and team characters Roofman, ATMO, DJ Banana, and Princess Jade are all back for the 2024 season. The Dragons schedule also features a strong commitment to community involvement through specially-themed nights. The Dragons tradition is also based on unsurpassed customer services on all levels of the operation.

Opening Night

The Dragons open the 2024 season on April 5 at 7:10 p.m. The Dragons (High-A affiliates of the Cincinnati Reds) will host the Lansing Lugnuts (affiliates of the Oakland Athletics) in the first game of a three-game series. The set will continue with games on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, both starting at 1:05 p.m.

Opening Night National Anthem performer

When the Dragons open their season on April 5 at Day Air Ballpark, the season will be ushered in with the traditional singing of the national anthem. In 2024, that performance will be delivered by the Springboro Community Choir, winner of National Anthem Tryouts, presented by Dayton Daily News. The Springboro Community Choir was chosen from a group of over 300 who auditioned in hopes of being selected to perform the national anthem at Dragons games this season.

Opening Night and 2024 Game Broadcasts

All 132 Dragons home and road games in 2024 can be heard on the Dragons radio home, Fox Sports 980 WONE. The broadcasts are also available via the Dragons Mobile App and the iHeart App, or at and Additionally, the Dragons opening night game will be televised on Dayton’s CW (channel 26; Spectrum Cable channels 13 and 1013).

Ballpark Upgrades in 2024

The Dragons installed a pristine new natural grass playing surface at Day Air Ballpark for the 2024 season that is certain to be among the finest fields in all Minor League Baseball. The project, including new drainage and irrigation, was completed by The Motz Group, a Southwest Ohio company that has previously completed field renovations for the Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Ravens, FC Cincinnati,…

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