The Dayton Dragons, a Single A affiliate of Cincinnati, play at Fifth/Third Field which was built in 2000, with seating for 7,230. This stadium was built in a manufacturing area adjacent to downtown Dayton. It has a large plaza outside the stadium on the 3rd base side. From the plaza on the half hour you can see a huge water fountain that is located in the Great Miami River. It is a smaller two level stadium designed by the same company that designed the Louisville stadium. The second level slightly overhangs the first level seating and the concourse and concession area. The second level has individual seats, 32 suites with seating, and a party deck at the end on the third baseline. There is seating in left field, a party deck in left center, and lawn seating at the corners and in right field. There is a children's playground behind the batter's eye in centerfield. The field is 15'-20' below street level. They installed a new video scoreboard this year. You can watch the game from the street on the 1st base side. The Dragons were playing the Great Lakes Loons and won in the bottom of the 9th 2 outs with a walkoff homerun scoring two runs. The box score was Loons R-4, H-8, E-1 and Dragons R-5, H-6, E-1. The field lines are RF-338', RC-371', CF-402', LC-381', and LF-325'-338'. Thank you to Cody Oakes, Baseball Operations Manager and Katelyn Hoover, Assistant Box Office Manager, for the complimentary ticket on the 1st baseline 6 rows behind the visiting team dugout. The Dragons have a sold-out record going. Present at the game were Barry Larkin and Eric Davis, Cincinnati Reds players. There are two mascots Heater and Gem. Gem danced the Hokey Pokey with the homeplate umpire as one between inning activity. They have lots of them: blowing ping pong balls off a pizza pan; gunny sack race, that Heater tore the bottom out of his sack and lost; squirt gun race wearing waterwings and swim flippers; 80s dance contest-guys in tutus. There is an excellent team store. Very good selection of food and microbrews in a Pub area on the 1st base side.
Attractions
Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial is the restored former home of poet, novelist and civil rights advocate. Fee.

Wright Cycle Company building is the restored building was the site of the Wright brothers' 4th bicycle business. Adjacent is a museum telling the the Wright brothers. 1895-97. Free.

Carillon Historical Park has 30 structures that emphasize the contributions made by Dayton's heritage of creativity and invention in transportation. Excellent. Free

United States Air Force Museum is one of the oldest and largest military aviation museums in the world. This museum features more than 300 aircraft and missiles. Free, charge for IMAX.