Dragons Lose Opener But Sell-Out Streak Continues

August 22, 2023

Tipico partner Dayton Dragons sold out their home opener for the 23rd straight year, but Damon Keith put a damper on the evening with a three-run home run to lift the Great Lake Loons to a 9-7 victory Tuesday night.

A crowd of 8,135 was in attendance, advancing the Dragons all-time record sell-out streak to 1,442 consecutive games.

The Dragons’ Michael Trautwein hit a double and drove in two runs, and Austin Hendrick and Matheu Nelson combined for two hits and two RBI in the 2nd and 3rd spot in the batting order.

Despite the opening night defeat, thousands of Dragons fans had a great time. Some other big dates on the Dragons’ home calendar include:

June 9, June 23, July 4, July 22, Aug. 5, Sept. 8 — Post-game fireworks shows, presented by Tipico Sportsbook, at Day Air Ballpark

May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug. 6, Sept. 10 — Veteran Salute, during which veterans who will be honored with an in-game ceremony and VIP treatment

Aug. 4 — Fans can purchase gear featuring a new Marvel-inspired logo in the Dragons Den Team Store


Diamond Deal From Tipico

The Dayton Dragons and Tipico Sportsbook are proud to partner together to bring Dragons fans an amazing offer!

Deposit $50 with Tipico Sportsbook and get:

  • $75 in bet credits
  • Two Dragons stadium tickets
  • $20 Dragons team store e-gift card
  • Place two bets within 14 days of sign-up

In addition, the Dayton Dragons Foundation 50/50 Raffle occurs during Dragons home games where each week, the winner will take home 50 percent of the total pot. The other 50 percent will support the Dayton Dragons Foundation.

The pot will start at $10,000 on opening day. Raffle tickets are available in person at Dragons home games. Fans can also play online at

Kids can join the Dragons Kids Club, presented by Hot Head Burritos, for just $24.99. Members receive a replica Dragons Sunday jersey, Dragons lunchbox, Dragons hat, two (2) Dragons lawn tickets, activity book, and more.

There also will be several entertainment acts. BirdZerk! will visit Day Air Ballpark on July 7, the ZOOperstars will perform on July 8, and Team Zoom Canine Entertainment will perform on June 3 and July 23.

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Alex Valdes
Alex Valdes is Web Content Manager at Tipico North America. He has written, edited and performed user and site analysis at MoneyTalksNews, NBC Sports, MSN, Bing, MSNBC, as well as newspapers and magazines.