The Old Ball Game with the Dayton Dragons

What is more “summer” than an afternoon at a ball game with the boys of summer?


We recently got to check out a minor league baseball game with the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field here in Dayton, Ohio. We had a great time dancing in our seats to the music and cheering on the team. Of course, the highlight for my daughter was getting a huge bag of popcorn.


While we were treated to seats, the real way to go with kids is getting lawn tickets. You still get a great view of the action while kids can stretch out. There is also a A & S Play Zone with games and bounce houses if your little ones need a change of scenery.

If you have a minor league near you, I suggest looking them up. The tickets are typically very reasonable and they are small enough to have an inclusive feel. It was great to be able to go right up to the mascots.  Kids were able to give high fives to players walking by. Everyone looked like they were having a great time.


Unfortunately, it was raining off and on and when the skies opened up we decided to head out instead of waiting it out. I would definitely take my daughters back another time. With entertainment, tasty food and a great environment, this is a great way for a family to spend a summer afternoon or evening.


You can check out the Dayton Dragons here, and get more information about games, promotions and their Kids Club. The McDonald’s Friends and Family Nights look like a great deal – lawn seats are $11 and stadium seats are $15 for a ticket, McDonald’s meal voucher and Dragons hat (the next one is July 23, 2014, 7pm). There is also a Hometown Heroes Celebration Night on August 16, 2014, 7pm which will pay tribute to all service men and women associated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield Air National Guard Base.


Military families:

On July 29, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game. Big Thanks to Coca Cola & Kroger, they have partnered with the USO of Central and Southern Ohio to provide 550 FREE admission tickets plus a free hot dog & soda to military members & their families!  Limit four per family, click here to register.

You can also get information about free tickets and half-priced tickets for military here.


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