Dayton Dragons 22-year sellout streak in jeopardy of being broken

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons’ historic sellout streak is in jeopardy.

The team has sold out every single year since their debut in 2000, but officials told News Center 7 Tuesday that ticket sales are down this year, despite the new bars, hotels and construction bringing people to the Water Street District, Deutsch said ticket sales are down.

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“We’re still suffering from a little bit of a Covid malaise,” Eric Deutsch, Executive Vice President for the Dragons, said, noting the additional impacts of inflation and a fears of a potential recession.

Deutsch explained how the Dragons need companies to pitch in to keep the record, which spans 22 years and 1441 consecutive sold out games.

“We need some companies to step up and buy for seats for 16 games for about $925 to see if we can keep the streak together,” Deutsch said.

The Dragons broke the record for the most sold out games in 2011 with 815 games, beating out an NBA team.

Michael Fanjoy, a huge Dragons fan from Dayton, told News Center 7′s Kayla McDermott that he thinks the record will be safe.

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“I got faith in my fellow Daytonians,” Fanjoy said.

Even if the streak ends, Deutsch has an optimistic outlook.

“We’ll just kind of keep working at filling up the building for the rest of the year and hopefully start a new streak,” Deutsch said.

The team has until their first home game on April 11 to sell out. Season tickets can be bought here.