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Quality of Life
Day Air Credit Union Ballpark (Formerly Fifth Third Field) Facility Improvements
Fifth Third Field, home of the Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team, is a minor league ballpark owned by the City of Dayton and entering its' 21st year of operation. A facility assessment was conducted by CPS in December 2016. The report showed several components that are coming due for repair and replacement and are at the end of useful life and beyond. Items include seating, HVAC, roof, lighting, sound system, and concrete. Funding will be implemented to repair and replace these items.
Organization Details
The City of Dayton
101 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team; Fifth Third Field
220 North Patterson Boulevard
Dayton , Ohio. 45402
Organization Contact Details
Joseph Parlette
Deputy City Manager
The City of Dayton
101 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Gary Mayse
Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team; Fifth Third Field
(937) 228-2287 ext 132
Location Details
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
The Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team have invested over $12.1 million in capital improvements and over $3.1 million in facility maintenance since the opening of Fifth Third Field in April 2000. During the previous 20 years of operation, the Dayton Dragons have not requested and or received any financial assistance with any projects associated with capital improvements; replacements, and facility maintenance. The total investment by the Dayton Dragons ownership, including initial construction, is over $22.8 million.

The City of Dayton has invested approximately $16.2 million in total project and construction costs for the stadium. Federal Transit, RTA, and Montgomery County ED/GE contributed an additional $7.3 million for a total governmental investment of $23.5 million for the construction of Fifth Third Field.
Construction or Capital
Upon receipt of funds, the City of Dayton and the Dayton Dragons, are committed to proceed with the necessary facility improvements to sustain the useful life of Fifth Third Field. Both parties will continue to invest in the improvements of the ballpark as historical expenditures have demonstrated. The City of Dayton and the Dayton Dragons are committed to ensuring the long-term viability of this community and regional asset.
Within the next 6 months
Community Details
The Dayton Dragons have had 20 consecutive seasons of sold-out baseball games at beautiful Fifth Third Field: 1385 straight sold out games since April of 2000, with a grand total of 11.5 million fans entering the gates. From a Quality of Life perspective, Dragons baseball has become an ingrained summertime tradition and has woven itself into the fabric of the Dayton community and is recognized as a regional asset attracting fans from 32 counties in the Southwest Ohio Region. Examples of Community support by the Dayton Dragons are the following:

o Dragons MVP Program which affects 33,000 students across 5 counties
o Over $6 million donated to local nonprofits through our concessions program
o Hundreds of thousands of dollars given back to local charities in the community annually
o Our Hometown Heroes program and our support of local military

The receipt of funds will sustain the life of Fifth Third Field and keep this a community asset affecting the downtown economy and quality of life for years to come.
In 2016, Palisades Arcadia Baseball (ownership of the Dayton Dragons), contracted with the Applied Policy Research Institute (APRI) to conduct an economic impact analysis of the Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team on the southwestern Ohio regional economy. For this study, APRI used IMPLAN, a tool for economic impact assessment to estimate the direct, indirect, and induced impacts of the 2015 $16.3 million operations of the Dayton Dragons combined franchise and concession operations, as well as Minor League Baseball (MiLB) visiting team/families and umpire hospitality spending.

Production and employment on the southwestern Ohio regional economy is estimated to generate a total of $27.6 million in sales, 297 permanent jobs, $10.5 million in labor income, and approximately $342 thousand in state and local sales and income tax revenues due to industry operations. The Dayton Dragons will continue to monitor the economic impact of the team in the Southwest Ohio region.
The industry is estimated to generate a total of 297 jobs in the region related to the movement of goods throughout the regional economy and beyond. The IMPLAN model estimates that 209 laborers and professional employees are directly related to Dayton Dragon activities and hospitality services. Indirectly, 38.5 jobs will be created as a result of products and services purchased from area businesses. An additional 49 jobs will be created in the region to support increased household spending generated by those workers affected directly and indirectly by the spectator sports and hospitality industries.

The areas immediately adjacent to the ballpark have seen significant investment in housing, and restaurant/retail in recent years with additional projects in the pipeline. The Water Street Development added jobs and hundreds of residents (PNC headquarters, Basil's, Fairfield Hotel, Lock 27, Delco Lofts, Centerfield Lofts) and the list continues to grow.
Under $25,000
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