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Opening Day Dragons tickets still available...for now

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

Dayton Dragons facts.

The Dayton Dragons are very proud of their sellout streak, which currently stands at 1,188 consecutive games. 

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The organization has good reason to be, with the feat being a North American record, eclipsing the second-best professional sports mark of 820 by the Boston Red Sox from 2003 to 2013.

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But luckily for you, there are still a few seats available for the season opener on Thursday, April 6 against the Lake County Captains.

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As of press time, roughly 200 seats -- many of them in pairs -- are available, according to Ticketmaster. Those include seats to the left and right behind home plate, as well as a scant few directly behind the plate in Fifth Third Field’s upper level. A smattering of seats throughout the first and third base sides of the field are also still up for grabs.

You can check on availability and purchase tickets here.

4 reasons why it's a perfect time to attend a Cincinnati Reds game

Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 3:57 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 3:57 PM


            Ben Zobrist (18) of the Tampa Bay Rays watches the reaction of Joey Votto (19) of the Cincinnati Reds after a double play that ended the game at Great American Ball Park on April 12, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Rays won the game 1-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Ben Zobrist (18) of the Tampa Bay Rays watches the reaction of Joey Votto (19) of the Cincinnati Reds after a double play that ended the game at Great American Ball Park on April 12, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Rays won the game 1-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Whether you're a sabermetrics snob or a casual observer of Major League Baseball, surely you've noticed that the Cincinnati Reds kinda suck this year.

That said, we've found 4 reasons why it's a perfect time to attend a Cincinnati Reds game:

1. Your odds at snagging one of those elusive foul balls just skyrocketed! 

Anyone who has ever attended a Major League Baseball game knows it's really hard -- OK, near impossible -- to catch a foul ball. And since real fans don't bring gloves to the game, bringing home one of those prized souvenirs has a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time. 

Thankfully, the Reds' low, low, low average attendance of a paltry 22,107 average fans per home game (good for 25th in the majors) increases your odds quite a bit. According to foulballz.com, you have a roughly 736-to-1 shot at catching a foul ball at Great American Ball Park, based on average attendance. That's a whole lot better than, say, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, where your odds are about 1,440-to-1.

2. Worried about waiting in long concession lines? Yeah, that shouldn't be a problem.

Much like death and taxes, it's a certainty in life that you'll be taken to the cleaners when purchasing food and beverages at a major sports event, so, at the very least, it'd be nice if you didn't have to waste a bunch of time standing in line.

Well, so long as Reds fans are more focused on the rebuilding for the future, than enduring the inevitable torture that is the 2016 regular season, those $1 hot dogs will be in your hands that much faster!

3. Having to share a row of seats with "Sorry-excuse me-pardon me" Guy probably won't be an issue.

There's always that one guy at a ballgame who leaves his seat multiple times, obscuring the view of the field for the entire row, at a paint-drying pace of 2 miles per hour. If the Reds continue to play like this, it's a safe bet that guy stays at home and takes in the game on Fox Sports Ohio, instead.

4. Your "assigned" seat becomes more of a suggestion, than a rule, as the Reds' deficit increases throughout the game.

Moving down, closer to the field/court/ring at a poorly attended sporting event not only makes common sense, but is your right, as an American. And the phrase "there's not a bad seat in the house" couldn't be more true for Great American Ball Park these days.