On Sunday, May 12, Fifth Third Field, home of the Dayton Dragons, will be hosting their second Wright State University “Raider Day.”
The Wright State Raiders baseball team will be taking on rival Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Norse at 1 p.m during a full nine-inning game. Gates will open at noon.
“It’s [Raider Day] a unique opportunity to watch one of the best teams in the Midwest play in a beautiful pro ballpark,” said Alex Sogard, Wright State head baseball coach.
Tickets to this event are free but attendees must have a ticket to get into the ballpark. To request tickets, go to daytondragons.com/raiderday. Tickets can be requested online through Saturday, May 11.
Dayton Dragons mascots Heater and Gem, four Green Team members and Wright State mascot Rowdy Raider will be at the ballpark to entertain fans. The Green Team will greet fans with balloon animals and colored hairspray, will escort the mascots around the ballpark and will perform a few entertainment skits between innings.
Since May 12 is Mother’s Day, the first 500 mothers into the ballpark will be given a special pink Dragons hat.
There will also be some inflatables, carnival games and concession stands open.
Fifth Third Field is located at 220 N. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, Ohio 45402. Street parking is available around the ballpark and meters are free on weekends.
On last year’s Raider Day, the Raiders won 12-0. The Norse had four hits and three errors whereas the Raiders had 11 hits and zero errors. There were 1,837 fans in attendance and the game lasted almost three hours, according to the Wright State Athletics website.
On the day of the event, there will be extra tickets at the ticket table outside the main gates of the ballpark. If you requested tickets online before Thursday, May 2, your tickets will be mailed to you. If you request them online after Thursday, May 2, you will pick them up at the ticket table.