Dayton Dragons Break Sellout Record

Published: Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 10:42 PM
Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

The Dayton Dragons made history Saturday night at Fifth Third Field. The team recorded its 815th consecutive sellout, setting a new professional sports record.

The minor league baseball team has sold every seat for every game in the team's history. The club broke the previous mark set by the Portland Trail Blazers.

After the fifth inning of the game, the Dragons held a short ceremony on the field and unveiled a special logo on the outfield wall.

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"It's an incredible thing, for a professional sports franchise to break that record that's stood for so many years," said fan John Smith. "It'll probably never be broken again."

Team executives said the success isn't about the players; it's about the fans.

"I think it goes goes back to the community base and this should be something that should be enjoyed by the entire area," said General Manager Gary Mayse.

"Dayton fought for how many years for how many years to get a team?" asked Chris Hall. "We got it and we supported it."

The Dragons won the game, 4 to 1.

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