Watch: What to know about Fifth Third Field, Dayton’s downtown baseball home

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Opening day for the Dragons is almost here. Grounds crews are prepping Fifth Third Field for a full house.

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Spring is here, and that means that all 7,230 stadium seats and three lawn areas will soon be filled at Fifth Third Field for the the 18th season of Dayton Dragons baseball.

The grass is green and smooth and crews have been busy preparing for the Dragons hosting the Lake County Captains on Thursday evening.

The Dragons and Fifth Third Field have added a few new amenities to the ballpark. Being a family-friendly place, the Dragons have created a new Mother’s Suite for nursing moms on the main level behind section 112.

A new Mothers Suite has been added for nursing mothers at Fifth Third Field.  TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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A new Mothers Suite has been added for nursing mothers at Fifth Third Field. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

In the entryway to the Dragons business offices, the team has added an interactive display of the 81 Dragons players who have advanced into Major League Baseball. Photographs of 12 players accompany a large touch screen that shows baseball biographies of each player, including Joey Votto, Homer Bailey, Adam Dunn, Jay Bruce, Edwin Encarnacion and others.

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Dragons Alumni display inside the Dragons business office entrance.  TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Dragons Alumni display inside the Dragons business office entrance. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

For group outings at Fifth Third Field, the new Dragons Lair in left field offers a brilliant view of the ballpark. Designed as a private hospitality and party area, group tickets are all-inclusive to include ballpark buffet, non-alcoholic drinks, hats and T-shirts.

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The new Dragons Lair.  TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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The new Dragons Lair. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

If you hate missing a play on the field while visiting the concessions, don’t worry, the Dragons have installed televisions above the concession windows so you can watch while you pick up your food and drinks.

New television screens have been added above the concession windows so fans won't miss a play while getting food and drinks.  TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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New television screens have been added above the concession windows so fans won't miss a play while getting food and drinks. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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